Q is for QUICKLIME
Calcium oxide requires moisture to slake,
In dry soil the body dries up like a mummified cake.
R is for RIGOR MORTIS
After death the body stiffens from the head to the toes,
This condition recedes only when it starts to decompose.
S is for STOMACH CONTENTS
The state of digestion of the food found inside,
Indicates tiger swallowed a drumstick whole just before he died.
T is for TOXICOLOGY
Tiny traces of poisons can be detected,
So samples of urine, blood, hair and spit are all inspected.
Forensic Alphabet #1 A-D
Forensic Alphabet #2 E-H
Forensic Alphabet #3 I-L
Forensic Alphabet #4 M-P