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1 September 2013 Forensic Entomology Investigations from Doctor Marcel Leclercq (1924–2008): A Review of Cases from 1969 to 2005
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Dr. Marcel Leclercq was a pioneer in the field of forensic entomology. He has provided his knowledge of insect biology to many forensic cases, and most of them have found the way to publication. Most of the articles he has written were focused on individual cases, and despite the abundance of entomoforensic investigations he conducted, no synthesis has been published. This article summarizes 36 yr of forensic entomological investigations in temperate Europe, mainly in Belgium. Dr. Leclercq's work includes 132 entomological cases involving 141 human corpses found in various death scenes. Under certain conditions, insect specimens found at death scene can provide information on when (postmortem interval estimation), where and how a person died. More or less 100 insect species associated with a dead body have been identified by Dr. Leclercq.

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J. Dekeirsschieter, C. Frederickx, F. J. Verheggen, P. Boxho, and E. Haubruge "Forensic Entomology Investigations from Doctor Marcel Leclercq (1924–2008): A Review of Cases from 1969 to 2005," Journal of Medical Entomology 50(5), 935-954, (1 September 2013). https://doi.org/10.1603/ME12097
Received: 26 April 2012; Accepted: 1 October 2012; Published: 1 September 2013
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