Death due to violence and sharp force injury on the neck: A case report

Puji Rahayu, Ahmad Yudianto

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Crime against life (homicide) is one of the highest hierarchical crimes in the classification of international crimes. A 26-year-old woman was found in a room, the body was put in a refrigerator box with several neck injuries due to an assault using a sharp object. The body arrived at the Forensic Medicine Installation on June 20, 2020, at 1.50 p.m with SPVR Police Number: VER/ B/30/VI/2020/SPKT. An external examination found 5 wounds caused by sharp violence on the neck, defense injury in the hands, dilation of blood vessels in the mucous membranes of the right and left eyelids, bluish hue on the lips, mucous membranes of the upper and lower lip, gums, fingertips, and nails. The cause of death was due to stab wounds on the neck that penetrated blood vessels, larynx, trachea, and cervical vertebrae 3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-176
Number of pages3
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021


  • Autopsy
  • Homicide
  • Sharp trauma


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