The Misuse of Protected Information Betty had to pick up her 14-year-old daughter, Traci, early from school due to a plumbing problem that closed the school early. Since Betty, the….
Do you agree with this time estimation? Provide reasons for your answer.
A body is found with rigor mortis present in the face, neck, and upper torso. The young crime-scene investigator claims that the time of death must be at least 15 hours previous to the discovery of the body. The first-responding officer still at the crime scene asks what led her to that conclusion. The crime-scene investigator states that rigor mortis peaks at 12 hours and then gradually fades. Because there was no rigor in the legs, rigor mortis must be disappearing and is now only evident in the face, neck, and upper torso. Do you agree with this time estimation? Provide reasons for your answer.