An analysis of forensic entomological specimens by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Syamsa Rizal Abdullah, F. M S Ahmad, M. A. Marwi, Raja Muhammad Zuha Raja Kamal Bashah, Baharudin Omar

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Abstract

This study reviews forensic entomological specimens analysed by the Department of Parasitology & Medical Entomology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia for the year 2004. A total of 10 cases (6 males and 4 females) were observed for the entomological specimens. Various types of death scenes were obtained including indoor and outdoor area such as bushes field, rubbish dumping site, and aquatic areas. Identified fly species collected from the death sites were blow flies, Chrysomya megacephala, Chrysomya rufifacies and Lucilia cuprina and unknown sarcophagid larvae, with Ch. megacephala being the most common species found in the ecologically varied death scene habitats. The post-mortem interval (PMI) estimation ranged from one to five days, based on the entomological specimens collected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-188
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume65
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010

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Keywords

  • Decomposition
  • Forensic entomology
  • Malaysia
  • Post-mortem interval

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An analysis of forensic entomological specimens by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. / Abdullah, Syamsa Rizal; Ahmad, F. M S; Marwi, M. A.; Raja Kamal Bashah, Raja Muhammad Zuha; Omar, Baharudin.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 65, No. 3, 09.2010, p. 185-188.

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