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An Acid Bath Murder

  • S. M. Claydon
  • M. R. C. Path
  • D. M. J. Path
Conference paper

Abstract

On Monday 25th 1991 at 15.00 hours passers-by heard cries for help coming from a locked, rented garage in East London. They called the police and the fire brigade, who forced entry at 15.15 hours. A young woman was found lying, still conscious, behind the garage door, and a black industrial bath, filled with fuming hydrochloric acid, was discovered at the rear of the fume-filled garage. The young woman was taken to the local hospital where she died at 18.10 hours with severe acid burns.

Key Words

Acid bath homicide 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. M. Claydon
    • 1
  • M. R. C. Path
    • 1
  • D. M. J. Path
    • 1
  1. 1.Senior Lecturer in Forensic Pathology Wales Institute of Forensic MedicineUniversity Hospital of Wales College of MedicineCardiffUK

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