The cutaneous ink sign: a tipoff to suicide or suicide notes.
The presence of smeared or unsmeared ink on the skin resulting from the writing process has been observed in a number of suicide victims who have left suicide notes. The authors report a case of a palmar "cutaneous ink sign" and discuss its forensic science import.
Published In/Presented At
Hanzlick, R. L., & Ross, W. K. (1987). The cutaneous ink sign: a tipoff to suicide or suicide notes. Journal of forensic sciences, 32(2), 565–566.
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine