Post Mortem Interval

PMI is a short of Post Mortem Interval.

In medical terminology Post Mortem Interval is known as estimated times of hours/days/weeks or months from individuals death.

Forensic Pathologist uses a  variety of techniques to estimate the time elapsed since individual’s death.

For example:

  • Changes in body temperature,
  • Muscular rigidity,
  • Blood pooling,
  • Decomposition of Body,
  • Type of insects present on body,
  • and stage of larvae, etc.