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Rom J Leg Med28(4)376-379(2020)
DOI:10.4323/rjlm.2020.376
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UNUSUAL CHAINSAW SUICIDE FOLLOWING COMBINED METHYLENEDIOXYPYROVALERONE (“BATH SALTS”) AND BARBITURATE ABUSE

I. Fulga, D. P. Dumbrava, M. E. Coman, C. L. Musat, A. Fulga, D. B. Iliescu, D. Ureche, C. C. Radu


Abstract: This paper discusses the death scene investigation and pertinent autopsy and toxicology findings in a rare case of suicide with a chainsaw following combined methylenedioxypyrovalerone (“bath salts”) and barbiturate abuse. This information is compared to data from previous literature on chainsaw suicides.
Keywords: methylenedioxypyrovalerone, bath salts, suicide, chainsaw, forensic



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