A suicide disguised as a homicide: Return to thor bridge

Joseph A. Prahlow, Scarlett Long, Jeffrey J. Barnard

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Suicides staged as homicides are uncommon. We present a case of a self- inflicted gunshot wound of the chest disguised by the victim as a homicide, using a method described by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in his Sherlock Holmes story, 'The Problem of Thor Bridge'.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)186-189
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 8 1998


  • Disguised suicide
  • Homicide
  • Staged suicide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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