The ‘Smell Of Death,’ Explained

In order to more effectively find victims’ bodies after crime or natural disasters, scientists are working on identifying the unique compound decomposing human bodies release.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.medicaldaily.com

I must say, the smell of decomposing bodies really doesn’t bother me. As a deputy coroner here in NE Washington, I have been fortunate to smell both my fair share of decomposing humans as well as animals…believe me, they are distinct smells. When arriving on a death scene, it is important to pay attention to ALL of your senses, including smell; scents can sometimes be diagnostic.

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