An Unusual Case of Compression Asphyxia and Somethering.Taff, Mark L.; Wolodzko, Andrew A. M.D.; Taff, Mark L. M.D.; Ratanaproeska, Opas M.D.; Spitz, Werner U. M.D.American Journal of Forensic Medicine & Pathology: December 1986 RESIDENTS' CORNER: PDF Only Abstract Scene investigation is an important part of the medicolegal autopsy. In many cases of death cannot be determined without knowledge of the circumstances. A case is presented in which the diagnosis of compression asphyxia and smothering was made only after analysis of the scene findings. (C) Lippincott-Raven Publishers.