Case ReportVehicle-Assisted Suicide Resulting in Complete DecapitationTürk, Elisabeth E. MD; Tsokos, Michael MDAuthor Information From the Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany. Manuscript received January 31, 2005; accepted April 24, 2005. Reprints: Elisabeth E. Türk, MD, Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Hamburg-Eppendorf, Butenfeld 34, 22529 Hamburg, Germany. E-mail: [email protected]. The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology: September 2005 - Volume 26 - Issue 3 - p 292-293 doi: 10.1097/01.paf.0000176284.89468.68 Buy Metrics Abstract A rare case of vehicle-assisted suicide in a 43-year-old man is presented. The man had tied a rope between a fence and his neck and, while seated on the driver's seat, accelerated the vehicle, which resulted in complete decapitation. Earlier that day, the man had tried to bleed himself to death by bottling his own blood in his flat, thus defining the case as secondary complex suicide. © 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.