We performed an autopsy on a 3-month-old baby boy who had only one area severe and extensive wound to his head and face. Three unrelated miniature dachshunds were in the house. After our investigation, we were able to confirm that the wound had in fact been caused by a dog attack, and we were able to identify the offending dog among the three dogs using both human and canine short tandem repeat obtained from samples taken from the suspected dog and from the scene of the attack.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine