Forensic Methods of Identifying Corpses with Unknown Identity

4 Pages Posted: 30 Sep 2019

Date Written: August 20, 2019


: Finding the truth is the most difficult process, especially in a society that reveals itself as a high-speed field, whose passengers combine good and evil, honor and dishonesty, respect for the law and crime. Identification of dead bodies is one of the most common but complicated activities that the magistrate, criminal investigation dead bodies, criminalist or forensic doctor encounters, because compared to the living people who appreciate both the static signs, the dynamic signs and the functional features noted by different gestures, attitudes, etc. only the static forms and the personal objects on them or the clothing are appreciated in the case of dead bodies. Most procedures claim certain data and information to be compared, such as DNA, fingerprints, dentition, etc., but if they do not exist, comparison with the rest of the population is impossible. To identify a person, the forensic research bodies also found other methods, such as the over-projection method, the reconstruction of the skull physiognomy, the skeletal identification, dental or dental identification.

Keywords: clothes, dead bodies, dentition, DNA, research, skeleton, unknown

Suggested Citation

Hamburda, Ovidiu Andrei, Forensic Methods of Identifying Corpses with Unknown Identity (August 20, 2019). RAIS Conference Proceedings - The 14th International RAIS Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities, Available at SSRN: or

Ovidiu Andrei Hamburda (Contact Author)

University Stefan cel Mare ( email )


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