Time of Death

Preliminary examination of Janice Lampman

OFFICE OF THE CORONER OF THE VICTORIAN INSTITUTE OF FORENSICS

On Scene body temperature report

At the time of locating the female victim rigor mortis had extended throughout the body. The ambient temperature was within the shed where the body was located was 18 °C. The heat of the housefire nearby had been largely shielded by the walls of the shed, although this had slowed the rate of cooling as the night progressed.

Time Temperature (°C)
2.00 am 28.2
2.30 am 27.8
3.00 am 27.4
3.30 am 27.0
4.00 am 26.6
4.30 am 26.2

17/07/10

Hannah Vargerson, M.D.