Monday, August 01, 2011

FW: Science Journal article of peculiar interest...

my friend John D. found this gem:
 

 
 
1. J Forensic Sci. 2009 Nov;54(6):1310-4. Epub 2009 Sep 8.
 
Blood and tissue spatter associated with chainsaw dismemberment.
 
Randall B.
 
Department of Pathology, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine,
Sioux Falls, SD 57103, USA. fornsix@aol.com
 
In response to the unexpected paucity of blood/tissue spatter at the site where a
body of an adult woman was dismembered by an electric chainsaw, we dismembered
two large pig carcasses with a small electric chainsaw in a controlled
environment. These experiments demonstrated first that a large carcass could be
easily dismembered by a small electric chainsaw. When the chainsaw bar is held
parallel to the ground the majority of the blood and tissue is deposited directly
beneath the saw and bar and very little elsewhere. If the discharge chute of the
saw however is not oriented directly at the ground, larger amounts of blood and
tissue may be sprayed on lateral surfaces or deposited some distance from the
chainsaw. The characteristic striations created on the surface of wood as it is
cut by a chainsaw can also be found on bony surfaces cut by a chainsaw.
 
 
PMID: 19737342  [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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> we dismembered two large pig carcasses with a small electric chainsaw in a controlled environment

Yeah, sure. Anytime you put a guy, a pig carcass, and a chainsaw into a room, it's gonna be a "controlled environment."

I think this article will be cited in the "Techniques" section of the book, "So You Want To Be A Serial Killer?"


 

 

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