Autoerotic Deaths: Practical Forensic and Investigative by Anny Sauvageau; Vernon J Geberth

By Anny Sauvageau; Vernon J Geberth

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It also clearly demonstrated that the presence of protective padding is not mandatory to rule a hanging death as autoerotic. In fact, only one in five autoerotic hangings will present with protective padding. Mirror, video recording, and evidence of masturbatory activity are overall uncommon scene characteristics. 6 for the Alberta cases). The most common combination of three features was exposed genitals, nudity, and pornography; this combination of three features was found in 19% of cases (15% of published cases and 26% of Alberta’s cases).

5 was valid, 115 to 16 Autoerotic deaths: Practical forensic and investigative perspectives 231 cases should have been found in the 7-year study in the province of Quebec, whereas only 9 cases were actually found. 75 cases per million inhabitants per year. 5 autoerotic deaths per million inhabitants per year in Canada is in keeping with several European studies. 5. In the United States, this incidence corresponds to about 155 cases per year. 17,18 It seems that in this state, there were 20 cases of autoerotic deaths from 1993 to 2001 (16 autoerotic asphyxia and 4 atypical cases).

If the history clearly reveals suicidal ideations, the possibility of suicidal intent should be further investigated; depending on the case, despite the presence of sexual features at the scene, the manner would be better ruled as suicidal or undetermined. The forensic expert should also keep in mind that the scene might have been staged. Sexual features might have been added to the scene in an effort to conceal a homicide. Or, oppositely, sexual features might have been removed from the scene by family members in an effort to preserve the deceased’s reputation.

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