Two cases of scavenging postmortem freshwater shrimps (Gammarus pulex) are presented. We report the two first illustrated observations of cutaneous postmortem injuries inflicted by a G. pulex population, a small freshwater crustacean, on two non putrefied drowning victims, and we describe their particular histological features and their potential in forensic investigations.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. Case report 1
- 3. Case report 2
- 4. Histological examination of skin injuries
- 5. Biological, histological and immunohistochemical studies of G. pulex specimens
- 6. Toxicological analysis of shrimps
- 7. Discussion