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Rossi M. L.; Shahrom, A. W.; Chapman, R. C.; Vanezis, P.
The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology: June 1994

Four cases of postmortem injuries caused by indoor pets (three by dogs and one by cats) are presented. A pattern which is associated with this phenomenon is described. The important common factors appear to be the presence of free-moving pets inside the house, social isolation of the deceased, and the victim having a predisposing condition causing sudden death.

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