All too often, police called to the scene of a water-related death may consider it an accidental drowning before they even arrive. But the investigation of these types of deaths requires the same careful and thorough documentation as in other potentially non-natural deaths and these efforts must be carried through all stages of investigation. Water
Introduction. Investigative Duties on Scene. On-Scene Body Assessment. Case Investigation: Obtaining Decedent, Witness, Suspect, and First Responder Information. Pretrial Preparation for the Field Investigator. Medicolegal Investigation of Deaths: Initial Processing. The Medicolegal Autopsy.Asphyxia. The Forensic Pathological Aspects of Deaths Due to Drowning and Bodies Recovered from Fluid Environments. The Forensic Toxicological Aspects of Deaths Due to Drowning and Bodies Recovered from Fluid Environments. Water-Related Deaths by Manner. Appendix A. Appendix B: Body Drop Rate Chart. Appendix C: Body Recovery Checklist and Automobile. Appendix D: Sample Autopsy Report. Appendix E: You Make the Call. Index.