The Demmin Suicides

January 16, 2017 rehadlock 0

During World War II the population of the small town of Demmin, Germany doubled due to an influx of refugees from the east. By 1945, 15,000-16,000 people were inhabiting the town, located just north of Berlin in the German province of Pomerania (modern-day MecKlenburg-Vorpommern). Demmin sat on a small peninsula with three sides of the town surrounded by the Peene and Tollense Rivers. In April of 1945, following the Battle of Berlin, the Eastern Front grew ever closer to Demmin. Women, children and the elderly were forced by German troops to dig a 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) long tank ditch […]

Teenager Looking For Water Pokemon Finds Water-Logged Body

July 15, 2016 rehadlock 0

“I was trying to get a water Pokemon.”, explained nineteen-year-old Shayla Wiggins who discovered a man’s corpse lying face-down in a river near her home. Shayla woke up early on the morning of Friday, July 8th to play PokemonGo, a new app which projects Pokemon characters onto the player’s real-life surroundings.  Shayla hopped over a fence near Highway 789 Bridge in Big Wind River, Wyoming in an attempt to reach the river where special characters which can be found near natural water sources would become available. The teenager confessed, “I probably would have never went down there if it weren’t […]

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Stage 4: Livor Mortis

October 1, 2015 rehadlock 11

The fourth stage of decomposition, Livor Mortis translates to “blueish color” [livor] “of death” [mortis] although it has many names including “hypostasis”, “suggillation”, “cadaveric lividity”, “darkening of death” and “postmortem staining”. Livor Mortis begins when circulation stops, blood vessels become more permeable due to decomposition, and blood settles throughout the corpse. Red blood cells, which are very dense, travel and pool in the lowest areas possible, staining the tissue. This means in a hanging death, discoloration would be seen in the feet, fingertips and ear lobes. Males who die from hanging may also acquire what’s known as a “Death Erection” (or “Angel Lust”) due […]