Mortis: What Happens to the Body After Death?

Mortis: What happens to the body after death?

Once the heart stops beating, whether due to homicide or natural causes, the body enters the first stage of death. Blood drains from the capillaries to the larger veins in the parts of the body, closest to the ground. This process is called livor mortis (embalmers call it “postmortem stain”).…

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Crime Writing: Blood, Bodies, and Bugs

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I always preach that it’s crucial we get our facts right in crime writing, especially during the investigation scenes. For a writer like me, someone who includes forensics and investigative procedures in all my stories, research is not only necessary, but it’s an important factor in how well my stories ring true.…

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