livor mortis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livor_mortisrigor mortis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rigor_mortis
In his report Dr Hunt records the following information:
At approximately 17.30 hrs (1730) following the tapings and swabs I was able to examine the body more fully and I noted that rigor mortis was fully established in all muscle groups.
Then at the mortuary -
Post mortem changes
- Rigor mortis was still firmly established in all muscle groups
- The primary pattern of hypostasis was entirely posterior with blanching over mid-back and buttocks
- Hypostasis was still mobile and shifted anteriorly on turning the body.
- It was noted that hypostasis was generally weakly developed.
Medical commentators have pointed out that the presence of hypostasis is another indicator of insufficient blood loss to account for a death from haemorrhage.