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Indian Peafowl Feathers. Credit: USFWS

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Wolf Skeletal Remains
Credit: USFWS.

Wolf Skeletal Remains

Common Name: Gray wolf
Scientific Name: Canis lupus
Protected Status: varies by locality
Laboratory Section: Pathology
What’s the Story? At times the only remains found at a crime scene is the skeletonized remains of the victim. In these situations, x-ray analysis allows the Pathologist to study the remains in search of lead particles. Confirmation of lead is done by the Criminalistics team

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