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Post-mortem interval

Cadaver in refrigerator. Forensic Medicine at the Charité Berlin.

Post-mortem interval (PMI) is the time that has passed after a person has died.

If the time of death is not known by forensic examiners via witnesses, etc., a number of medical/scientific techniques are employed to determine the post-mortem interval.

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