Colourblind (chenderson) wrote in little_details,
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Body Decomposition

Scenario: middle-aged man hangs himself from a tree. Temperate location: think southern Ireland (ish).

Three years later, character finds him. How much is still attached to the rope? I know that within about a year he should be mostly decomposed, but I also know that tendons and such decompose much more slowly than tissues - so, realistically, how much are they able to hold? What is he going to look like? Is he going to be gruesome, or is he going to be a pile of bones on the ground?
Tags: ~forensics: corpses
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