Unusual death of a baby: A dog attack and confirmation using human and canine STRs

Akiko Tsuji, Atsushi Ishiko, Hirohisa Kimura, Masanobu Nurimoto, Keiko Kudo, Noriaki Ikeda

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-62
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Legal Medicine
Volume122
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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