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Suicide by proxy: a case report of juvenile autoerotic sexual asphyxia disguised as suicide. A common occurrence?
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PMID:  15335629     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The confusion and embarrassment felt by a person discovering a body who has died through sexual asphyxia is likely to be considerable. Attempts may be made to disguise the nature of the death to medical attendants and to investigating police officers. A high level of suspicion and a knowledge of the characteristic findings seen in sexual asphyxia are important for the correct determination of the cause of death. This report describes the death of a 12-year-old boy in the Midlands, UK, in 1977. An open verdict had been recorded by the coroner. I Further evidence coming to light 17 years later appears to suggest that death was in fact due to autoerotic sexual asphyxia.
Authors:
R I Henry
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical forensic medicine     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1353-1131     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Forensic Med     Publication Date:  1996 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-31     Completed Date:  2005-02-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9434927     Medline TA:  J Clin Forensic Med     Country:  Scotland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-6     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Police Surgeon, Nottingham, UK.
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