Setting: Fantasy world; no gunpowder. Continental climate.
Edit: make that humid continental climate, like American Midwest/ Central Canada, or southern Siberia. Also, the soil is supposed to be quite fertile, probably chernozemic.
Situation: Characters exhume a body.
1. It’s a body of a formerly athletic white man aged 25-30. He died from a crossbow arrow (bolt) in the back. Important: he didn't get to see who killed him.
2. The arrow was probably a removable-blade broadhead, because the arrowhead got so stuck in the wound nobody bothered to cut it out.
3. The guy was killed about 5 months ago, in April; it is now end of August.
Characters find the wound and get the arrow out.
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Any help is greatly appreciated!