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American Journal of Forensic Medicine & Pathology:
INTERNATIONAL REGISTRY OF UNUSUAL CASES: PDF Only

Wrapped to death: Unusual autoerotic death.

Minyard, Frank

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Abstract

Despite the large population of New Orleans, including many homosexual and transsexuals, there have been relatively few cases of autoerotic deaths. The case reported here is an interesting one as it includes a bizarre from of autoerotic behavior from the standpoint of the method used. There have been no deaths reported in the literature in which the victim died as a result of jeopardizing himself by enclosing his body into plastic with an airway out of his "cocoon" in the form of a snorkel tube. He was engaged in masturbation when he apparently lost his mouth piece or airway. He attempted to use a knife to cut himself out.

(C) Lippincott-Raven Publishers.

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