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How Salvador Dalí’s Mustache Endured Death

WIKIMEDIA, ROGER HIGGINSWhen Salvador Dalí’s body was exhumed from his tomb in Figueres, Spain, on Thursday (July 20), officials noted that his iconic mustache remained remarkably unscathed.

Lluís Peñuelas, the secretary general of the Gala-Dalí Foundation, says the artist’s mustache retained “its classic 10-past-10 position,” like the hands of a clock stretched out, The New York Times reports. Dalí’s embalmer called it “a miracle.”

But to forensic scientists who deal with corpses on a regular basis, the tenacity of dead people’s hair is anything but miraculous.

“For human remains that are placed in airtight conditions such as coffins or crypts, it is entirely possible for hair to preserve over very long periods of time,” says anthropologist Tiffany Saul in an email to The Scientist. Saul recently earned her doctorate from the University of Tennessee studying isotope values in human hair following decomposition. Even after

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How Salvador Dalí’s Mustache Endured Death | The Scientist …

WIKIMEDIA, ROGER HIGGINSWhen Salvador Dalí’s body was exhumed from his tomb in Figueres, Spain, on Thursday (July 20), officials noted that his iconic mustache remained remarkably unscathed.

Lluís Peñuelas, the secretary general of the Gala-Dalí Foundation, says the artist’s mustache retained “its classic 10-past-10 position,” like the hands of a clock stretched out, The New York Times reports. Dalí’s embalmer called it “a miracle.”

But to forensic scientists who deal with corpses on a regular basis, the tenacity of dead people’s hair is anything but miraculous.

“For human remains that are placed in airtight conditions such as coffins or crypts, it is entirely possible for hair to preserve over very long periods of time,” says anthropologist Tiffany Saul in an email to The Scientist. Saul recently earned her doctorate from the University of Tennessee studying isotope values in human hair following decomposition. Even after

Read more at: http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/49949/title/How-Salvador-Dal--s-Mustache-Endured-Death/

Contorno prosecutor: Dirty diaper led to boyfriend’s death

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Vegas Amore Contorno, 20, had her $250,000 bond reinstated on May 1, courthouse records show. Circuit Judge Sibley Reynolds made the ruling after Susan James, Contorno’s lead defense attorney, requested that her bond be reinstated.
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PRATTVILLE—A dirty diaper may have led to the altercation that cost Remington Foradori his life.

In opening statements to the jury Tuesday morning, both the prosecution and the defense laid the groundwork that a diaper was the cause of the argument between Foradori and Vegas Contorno, his fiancée and the mother of his infant son. Foradori, 19, had worked the night shift before that evening of Aug 7, 2015, when the stabbing occurred, Assistant District

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Sheena Morris death receiving more scrutiny – Sarasota Herald

Private investigators release podcasts of their Sheena Morris inquiry

BRADENTON BEACH — Kelly Osborn is still seeking justice for her daughter, Sheena Morris, eight years after her death. 

A series of law enforcement investigations, which all concluded that Morris hung herself in a Bradenton Beach hotel room on New Years Day 2009, has not diminished Osborn’s belief that her 22-year-old daughter was murdered, or her commitment to finding the person responsible. 

Now, the controversial case is receiving additional national scrutiny. 

Sal Rastrelli and Ira Robins, private investigators known as the “Archangels of Justice,” have created a series of podcasts that highlight the findings of their investigation into Morris’ death. 

Three podcasts have already been released. Three more are planned. 

Rastrelli and Robins investigate murders misclassified as suicides, police corruption and wrongful imprisonment.

The two detectives have more than 85 years of combined investigative experience between them. 

Rastrelli, a former Martin County

Read more at: http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170713/sheena-morris-death-receiving-more-scrutiny

Dailey’s death under investigation

By Ed Runyan

runyan@vindy.com

WARREN

The cause of death of a recovery center leader is still unclear.

Tom Dailey, a co-founder of First Step Recovery in Warren and the executive director for Braking Point Recovery in Columbus, was found dead Saturday morning in a hotel room at the Econo Lodge on Youngstown Road.

Though a police report says they found dried blood spatter on Dailey’s shirt and dried blood around his nose, as well as blood spatter on the side of the bed, “there’s nothing that says homicide with the naked eye,” Capt. Rob Massucci of the Warren Police Department said Monday.

There is also a “lack of evidence” that would suggest Dailey, a recovering substance abuser, had overdosed on drugs, Massucci said. Dailey also was not under a doctor’s care.

Without a clear answer to what killed Dailey, 46, police brought in detectives and a crime scene investigator to gather evidence in the event

Read more at: http://www.vindy.com/news/2017/jul/11/police-probe-daileys-death/?mobile

Dailey’s death under investigation – The Vindicator

By Ed Runyan

runyan@vindy.com

WARREN

The cause of death of a recovery center leader is still unclear.

Tom Dailey, a co-founder of First Step Recovery in Warren and the executive director for Braking Point Recovery in Columbus, was found dead Saturday morning in a hotel room at the Econo Lodge on Youngstown Road.

Though a police report says they found dried blood spatter on Dailey’s shirt and dried blood around his nose, as well as blood spatter on the side of the bed, “there’s nothing that says homicide with the naked eye,” Capt. Rob Massucci of the Warren Police Department said Monday.

There is also a “lack of evidence” that would suggest Dailey, a recovering substance abuser, had overdosed on drugs, Massucci said. Dailey also was not under a doctor’s care.

Without a clear answer to what killed Dailey, 46, police brought in detectives and a crime scene investigator to gather evidence in the event

Read more at: http://www.vindy.com/news/2017/jul/11/police-probe-daileys-death/?mobile

Preliminary autopsy report: Infant’s death a homicide caused by assault

A preliminary autopsy report for an 8-month-old who died in Potter County earlier this month lists the cause of death as homicide.

The report shows the child, Aubrielle Stevens, died from bleeding due to a skull fracture and blunt trauma of the head.

The injuries were the result of an assault, the report says.

Stevens’ funeral services were Friday in Power Church. She was buried in Llano Cemetery East.

The Amarillo Police Department is still investigating after receiving a report of an unconscious baby at 1:06 p.m. June 30.

Officers were dispatched to the Palo Duro Place Apartments in the 1100 block of South Carolina Street, and there was evidence a baby had been injured and detectives from the Special Victims Unit and the Crime Scene Investigation Unit were called to the scene, police said.

The child was taken to a local hospital and died on

Read more at: http://amarillo.com/local-news/news/crime-and-courts/2017-07-09/preliminary-autopsy-report-infant-s-death-homicide