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On the speed of human decay

I have attempted to google this with little to no success. How quickly will a human body decay over a period of 3 days, starting from the moment of death, and how will that be reflected visually (i.e. sagging skin, discoloration, rotting eyes, etc.) ? I've found information about the PROCESS but not actual details. Cause of death is more or less simply that the heart stopped (no disease, no cancer/drowning/violence in death etc.), though it's not a heart attack. The body would remain in a suburban household in northern California, during those 3 days and not be exposed to insects, much sunlight, heat or humidity, if any of that is relevant. Thanks in advance!
Tags: ~forensics: corpses
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