Orensic Pathology Case Study: Skeletal Remains”

You are called to examine what appear to be human remains, found on a farm. You go to the scene, process it appropriately, and bring the remains back to the morgue. Examination, in consultation with a forensic anthropologist and forensic odontologist, reveals the following:

a) One head (relatively large, prominent forehead), with some normal soft tissue and the remainder in different states of decomposition. Gingival hyperplasia is noted. The teeth are in good repair, but notching is noted between the upper incisors, and tooth #32 has had root canal therapy. Examination of the skull reveals a yellowish discoloration, not thought to be the result of decomposing tissue.

b) One pelvis, with wide inlet.

c) Five adult radii.

d) Decidious tooth, second molar.

What do these found remains indicate to you?