Cutting, Stabbing, or Slashing

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CUTTING/STABBING/SLASHING
NAME OF DECEDENT:
This form is to be completed in addition to the ROD form in these guidelines
THE DECEDENT
ARE THERE ANY HESITATION MARKS?
IF YES, WHERE AND WHAT DO THEY LOOK LIKE?
ARE THERE ANY DEFENSE WOUNDS?
THE SCENE
DESCRIBE BLOOD PATTERNS FOUND ON THE DECEDENT'S CLOTHING:
DESCRIBE BLOOD PATTERNS FOUND IN THE SCENE NOT ON THE DECEDENT:
DESCRIBE BLOOD PATTERNS FOUND ON THE DECEDENT:
HOW AVAILABLE ARE SHARP/CUTTING INSTRUMENTS?
DESCRIBE SUSPECTED WEAPON/INSTRUMENT THAT CAUSED INJURY:
IS THERE ANY EVIDENCE OF RECENT PURCHASE OF THE WEAPON/INSTRUMENT?
WAS WEAPON/INSTRUMENT BROUGHT IN FROM ELSEWHERE?
IF WEAPON WAS A KNIFE, WAS IT:
SINGLE EDGED
DOUBLE EDGED
SERRATED
LENGTH OF KNIFE?
ACCIDENTAL CUTTING/STABBING/SLASHING
WHAT WAS THE DECEDENT SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN DOING WHEN INJURY OCCURRED?
WERE THERE ANY WITNESSES TO THE INJURY, AND IF SO, ARE THEIR STORIES CONSISTENT WITH THE SCENE AND THE INJURIES?
WAS THE DECEDENT FAMILIAR WITH THE USE OF THE CUTTING INSTRUMENT (HAD THE
DECEDENT USED IT OR INSTRUMENTS LIKE IT IN THE PAST)?
BE SURE TO PHOTOGRAPH THE WEAPON/INSTRUMENT AND BAG THE DECEDENT’S HANDS. (OMI MUST HAVE ACCESS TO THE CLOTHING AS EACH PIECE OF CLOTHING MAY CONTAIN EVIDENCE NECESSARY FOR EXAMINATION AT AUTOPSY - INSURE THAT CLOTHING IS SECURED AND ACCOMPANIES BODY TO OMI.)
NAME OF INVESTIGATOR
DMI#