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  • Determining the date and time of death - Everything2.com
    time between twelve and forty eight hours until the body returns to a natural acid state This reverse process affects the muscles in the same order in which rigor mortis stiffened them from the eyelids to the legs Sometimes the whole picture can be confused by a muscular spasm that initially presents the same symptoms as rigor mortis but is actually brought on immediately by a violent death This is described in cadaveric spasm Another indication as to the time of death is called liver mortis or the bruising of death This is when the heart stops beating and blood stops circulating The red blood cells descend by the force of gravity to the parts of the body that are closest to the ground This turns a bruised colour from about two hours after death If the body is not moved this colouration fixes as the red blood cells break down and sperate into the surrounding tissue In the presence of poisons the colours can be particularly vivid Victims who have died from monoxide poisoning show a bright red colour in the lower parts of the body while cyanide poisoning produces a pink effect Most recently a quite different indicator was discovered by Dr John Coe a medical examiner of Hennepin County Minneapolis He discovered that as the red blood cells break down in the process that produces liver mortis they release potassium This diffuses into the liquid inside the eyeball the vitreous humor Taking a sample from the victim s eyeballs and determining the percentage of potassium in the liquid may provide the most accurate estimate of death yet discovered In most cases the best estimate of time is taken based on fairly approximate indications given by these different signs Finding the date of death In cases where the body is not found for some time after death the process of decay can give a pretty reasonable indication of the length of time the body has been undiscovered After two days green staining normally occurs on the flanks of the abdomen This is caused by the action of bacteria breaking down the blood In a day or two more the green will spread to stain the arms legs and neck as the body swells After a week blisters appear In warmer conditions outdoors and at the right time of year insects can provide another way of establishing how long the victim has been dead for Flies such as the bluebottle and greenbottle normally lay their eggs on fresh flesh and the eggs hatch between eight and fourteen hours later depending on the temperature And then the maggots develop shedding their skin in three progressive stages They are fully grown some ten to twelve days after the eggs were laid and leave the body Forensic entomologists can provide accurate estimates of the date rather than the precise time of death by this method This is explained in more depth in forensic entomology Information from Hidden Evidence a book by David

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  • Conatus - Everything2.com
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  • dying in New Jersey - Everything2.com
    how we met family members and what his job had been prior to retirement Both she and the nurse said that even though he d been almost deaf for years in their experience towards the end of life hearing seems to heighten The Chaplain put one hand on his leg I had one hand on his feverish forehead and the other on one of his hands She began by saying So Paul I hear you re an atheist but I want you to know God s arms are open wide already embracing you as you begin a new journey She went on saying that his work on Earth was done that he had been a good steward a good son and brother a good husband a good father and grandfather a kind and gentle spirit I was surprised that instead of crying I felt overcome by a swirling energy that started at my feet and circled my husband then the Chaplain Later I told her this and she said she had felt God s presence as soon as I opened the door not so much from that room where your cats are freaking out but from you The Chaplain left the aide hugged me and left I checked on my husband at 4pm was slightly annoyed the aide had completely shaved off his beard and mustache but happy she had put on a fire engine red collared shirt my father bought for him years ago I was on the phone with someone who had me on hold when our younger son urgently called me to my husband s bed I remember thinking oh fuck I missed the timing of his pain meds My son was attempting to take his father s pulse and he calmly said I think Dad died My son in law and two of the three grandsons had just arrived He came back and said yes hugging me with tears in his eyes He s seen death before I called the Hospice nurse back and said he just passed She seemed oddly surprised but said she d be here in 10 minutes She very efficiently checked him and with a catch in her voice pronounced the time of death at 4 53pm February 3 2016 The eldest grandson came directly from an afternoon college class striding past all of us standing clumped in the kitchen and headed to the former dining room After that the youngest made some excuse to look for one of the cats under Grandpa s bed then after pretzels and potato chips the middle one slipped quietly into the room I may not have recorded this exactly in linear order but there was a point at which it all became surreal Dealing with his two sisters went alright but the two daughters was beyond the pale and may God forgive them until I can Maybe in the future I will write about all of the ridiculous red tape but for now I m

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  • dying in New Jersey - Everything2.com
    what his job had been prior to retirement Both she and the nurse said that even though he d been almost deaf for years in their experience towards the end of life hearing seems to heighten The Chaplain put one hand on his leg I had one hand on his feverish forehead and the other on one of his hands She began by saying So Paul I hear you re an atheist but I want you to know God s arms are open wide already embracing you as you begin a new journey She went on saying that his work on Earth was done that he had been a good steward a good son and brother a good husband a good father and grandfather a kind and gentle spirit I was surprised that instead of crying I felt overcome by a swirling energy that started at my feet and circled my husband then the Chaplain Later I told her this and she said she had felt God s presence as soon as I opened the door not so much from that room where your cats are freaking out but from you The Chaplain left the aide hugged me and left I checked on my husband at 4pm was slightly annoyed the aide had completely shaved off his beard and mustache but happy she had put on a fire engine red collared shirt my father bought for him years ago I was on the phone with someone who had me on hold when our younger son urgently called me to my husband s bed I remember thinking oh fuck I missed the timing of his pain meds My son was attempting to take his father s pulse and he calmly said I think Dad died My son in law and two of the three grandsons had just arrived He came back and said yes hugging me with tears in his eyes He s seen death before I called the Hospice nurse back and said he just passed She seemed oddly surprised but said she d be here in 10 minutes She very efficiently checked him and with a catch in her voice pronounced the time of death at 4 53pm February 3 2016 The eldest grandson came directly from an afternoon college class striding past all of us standing clumped in the kitchen and headed to the former dining room After that the youngest made some excuse to look for one of the cats under Grandpa s bed then after pretzels and potato chips the middle one slipped quietly into the room I may not have recorded this exactly in linear order but there was a point at which it all became surreal Dealing with his two sisters went alright but the two daughters was beyond the pale and may God forgive them until I can Maybe in the future I will write about all of the ridiculous red tape but for now I m going to put another log in

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  • dying in New Jersey - Everything2.com
    members and what his job had been prior to retirement Both she and the nurse said that even though he d been almost deaf for years in their experience towards the end of life hearing seems to heighten The Chaplain put one hand on his leg I had one hand on his feverish forehead and the other on one of his hands She began by saying So Paul I hear you re an atheist but I want you to know God s arms are open wide already embracing you as you begin a new journey She went on saying that his work on Earth was done that he had been a good steward a good son and brother a good husband a good father and grandfather a kind and gentle spirit I was surprised that instead of crying I felt overcome by a swirling energy that started at my feet and circled my husband then the Chaplain Later I told her this and she said she had felt God s presence as soon as I opened the door not so much from that room where your cats are freaking out but from you The Chaplain left the aide hugged me and left I checked on my husband at 4pm was slightly annoyed the aide had completely shaved off his beard and mustache but happy she had put on a fire engine red collared shirt my father bought for him years ago I was on the phone with someone who had me on hold when our younger son urgently called me to my husband s bed I remember thinking oh fuck I missed the timing of his pain meds My son was attempting to take his father s pulse and he calmly said I think Dad died My son in law and two of the three grandsons had just arrived He came back and said yes hugging me with tears in his eyes He s seen death before I called the Hospice nurse back and said he just passed She seemed oddly surprised but said she d be here in 10 minutes She very efficiently checked him and with a catch in her voice pronounced the time of death at 4 53pm February 3 2016 The eldest grandson came directly from an afternoon college class striding past all of us standing clumped in the kitchen and headed to the former dining room After that the youngest made some excuse to look for one of the cats under Grandpa s bed then after pretzels and potato chips the middle one slipped quietly into the room I may not have recorded this exactly in linear order but there was a point at which it all became surreal Dealing with his two sisters went alright but the two daughters was beyond the pale and may God forgive them until I can Maybe in the future I will write about all of the ridiculous red tape but for now I m going to put another

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  • dying in New Jersey (person) by moeyz - Everything2.com
    nurse left at 2pm a Chaplain arrived She asked a lot of questions about how we met family members and what his job had been prior to retirement Both she and the nurse said that even though he d been almost deaf for years in their experience towards the end of life hearing seems to heighten The Chaplain put one hand on his leg I had one hand on his feverish forehead and the other on one of his hands She began by saying So Paul I hear you re an atheist but I want you to know God s arms are open wide already embracing you as you begin a new journey She went on saying that his work on Earth was done that he had been a good steward a good son and brother a good husband a good father and grandfather a kind and gentle spirit I was surprised that instead of crying I felt overcome by a swirling energy that started at my feet and circled my husband then the Chaplain Later I told her this and she said she had felt God s presence as soon as I opened the door not so much from that room where your cats are freaking out but from you The Chaplain left the aide hugged me and left I checked on my husband at 4pm was slightly annoyed the aide had completely shaved off his beard and mustache but happy she had put on a fire engine red collared shirt my father bought for him years ago I was on the phone with someone who had me on hold when our younger son urgently called me to my husband s bed I remember thinking oh fuck I missed the timing of his pain meds My son was attempting to take his father s pulse and he calmly said I think Dad died My son in law and two of the three grandsons had just arrived He came back and said yes hugging me with tears in his eyes He s seen death before I called the Hospice nurse back and said he just passed She seemed oddly surprised but said she d be here in 10 minutes She very efficiently checked him and with a catch in her voice pronounced the time of death at 4 53pm February 3 2016 The eldest grandson came directly from an afternoon college class striding past all of us standing clumped in the kitchen and headed to the former dining room After that the youngest made some excuse to look for one of the cats under Grandpa s bed then after pretzels and potato chips the middle one slipped quietly into the room I may not have recorded this exactly in linear order but there was a point at which it all became surreal Dealing with his two sisters went alright but the two daughters was beyond the pale and may God forgive them until I can Maybe in the future I

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  • dying in New Jersey (person) by moeyz - Everything2.com
    job had been prior to retirement Both she and the nurse said that even though he d been almost deaf for years in their experience towards the end of life hearing seems to heighten The Chaplain put one hand on his leg I had one hand on his feverish forehead and the other on one of his hands She began by saying So Paul I hear you re an atheist but I want you to know God s arms are open wide already embracing you as you begin a new journey She went on saying that his work on Earth was done that he had been a good steward a good son and brother a good husband a good father and grandfather a kind and gentle spirit I was surprised that instead of crying I felt overcome by a swirling energy that started at my feet and circled my husband then the Chaplain Later I told her this and she said she had felt God s presence as soon as I opened the door not so much from that room where your cats are freaking out but from you The Chaplain left the aide hugged me and left I checked on my husband at 4pm was slightly annoyed the aide had completely shaved off his beard and mustache but happy she had put on a fire engine red collared shirt my father bought for him years ago I was on the phone with someone who had me on hold when our younger son urgently called me to my husband s bed I remember thinking oh fuck I missed the timing of his pain meds My son was attempting to take his father s pulse and he calmly said I think Dad died My son in law and two of the three grandsons had just arrived He came back and said yes hugging me with tears in his eyes He s seen death before I called the Hospice nurse back and said he just passed She seemed oddly surprised but said she d be here in 10 minutes She very efficiently checked him and with a catch in her voice pronounced the time of death at 4 53pm February 3 2016 The eldest grandson came directly from an afternoon college class striding past all of us standing clumped in the kitchen and headed to the former dining room After that the youngest made some excuse to look for one of the cats under Grandpa s bed then after pretzels and potato chips the middle one slipped quietly into the room I may not have recorded this exactly in linear order but there was a point at which it all became surreal Dealing with his two sisters went alright but the two daughters was beyond the pale and may God forgive them until I can Maybe in the future I will write about all of the ridiculous red tape but for now I m going to put another log in the wood

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  • dying in New Jersey (person) by moeyz - Everything2.com
    arrived She asked a lot of questions about how we met family members and what his job had been prior to retirement Both she and the nurse said that even though he d been almost deaf for years in their experience towards the end of life hearing seems to heighten The Chaplain put one hand on his leg I had one hand on his feverish forehead and the other on one of his hands She began by saying So Paul I hear you re an atheist but I want you to know God s arms are open wide already embracing you as you begin a new journey She went on saying that his work on Earth was done that he had been a good steward a good son and brother a good husband a good father and grandfather a kind and gentle spirit I was surprised that instead of crying I felt overcome by a swirling energy that started at my feet and circled my husband then the Chaplain Later I told her this and she said she had felt God s presence as soon as I opened the door not so much from that room where your cats are freaking out but from you The Chaplain left the aide hugged me and left I checked on my husband at 4pm was slightly annoyed the aide had completely shaved off his beard and mustache but happy she had put on a fire engine red collared shirt my father bought for him years ago I was on the phone with someone who had me on hold when our younger son urgently called me to my husband s bed I remember thinking oh fuck I missed the timing of his pain meds My son was attempting to take his father s pulse and he calmly said I think Dad died My son in law and two of the three grandsons had just arrived He came back and said yes hugging me with tears in his eyes He s seen death before I called the Hospice nurse back and said he just passed She seemed oddly surprised but said she d be here in 10 minutes She very efficiently checked him and with a catch in her voice pronounced the time of death at 4 53pm February 3 2016 The eldest grandson came directly from an afternoon college class striding past all of us standing clumped in the kitchen and headed to the former dining room After that the youngest made some excuse to look for one of the cats under Grandpa s bed then after pretzels and potato chips the middle one slipped quietly into the room I may not have recorded this exactly in linear order but there was a point at which it all became surreal Dealing with his two sisters went alright but the two daughters was beyond the pale and may God forgive them until I can Maybe in the future I will write about all of the

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