Z. LaPorte Airey
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a forensic problem - faking one's death
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If anybody with some forensic knowledge could help me with this problem, I will be very grateful! I am working on a screenplay. At one point, a male character wants to fake his own death, and leave…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Z. LaPorte Airey Apr 24, 2011.

 

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Z. LaPorte Airey replied to Z. LaPorte Airey's discussion a forensic problem - faking one's death
"I think I'm just going to have to get rid of it. I was really excited for the final act twist, but..."
Apr 24, 2011
Tim Scanlon replied to Z. LaPorte Airey's discussion a forensic problem - faking one's death
"I don't know that you could fake a man's death using female remains. Too many things need to be changed. Hips, leg angle, ribs, shoulder width, etc, not to mention the fact that they would get a sample of bone or tissue and know gender…"
Apr 24, 2011
J. Gunnar Grey replied to Z. LaPorte Airey's discussion a forensic problem - faking one's death
"In a historical, this might work. Back in 1925, Charles Schwartz nearly faked his own death in an explosion, substituting another man's body (itinerant preacher Gilbert Barbe) for his own. If Schwartz hadn't insured his life for $185,000…"
Apr 22, 2011
Z. LaPorte Airey replied to Z. LaPorte Airey's discussion a forensic problem - faking one's death
"thank you so much, that is exactly what I was looking for!"
Apr 22, 2011
John Edward Mullen replied to Z. LaPorte Airey's discussion a forensic problem - faking one's death
"If you want the expert's opinion, send an email to DP (Doug) Lyle, M.D. at http://www.dplylemd.com/consulting.html. ; He will answer writers' straight forward forensics questions for free.   John  "
Apr 22, 2011
Dana King replied to Z. LaPorte Airey's discussion a forensic problem - faking one's death
"IJ is right, for all of her reasons and one more. If they find even a trace of DNA, it's all over.   Her conspiracy idea (someone on the inside of law enforcement) may be the only way to do this."
Apr 21, 2011
Z. LaPorte Airey replied to Patricia Abbott's discussion Best Heist Movies
"Indeed! The actual heist scene was incredible, also."
Apr 21, 2011
Z. LaPorte Airey replied to Patricia Abbott's discussion Best Heist Movies
"heist by Mamet is certainly one of my favorites. I haven't seen The Sting in a long time, but I seem to remember it being pretty excellent also."
Apr 21, 2011
Z. LaPorte Airey replied to Z. LaPorte Airey's discussion a forensic problem - faking one's death
"I fear you're probably right."
Apr 21, 2011
I. J. Parker replied to Z. LaPorte Airey's discussion a forensic problem - faking one's death
"No particular forensic knowledge except that gathered from mysteries. My guess from similar scenarios is that this is impossible.  Forensics have come a long way.  I would settle for a false (careless, criminal) identification by the…"
Apr 21, 2011
Z. LaPorte Airey replied to Jim Thomsen's discussion Favorite settings for mystery novels?
"I really like using the suburbs as a setting for mystery/crime related stories."
Apr 20, 2011
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a forensic problem - faking one's death

If anybody with some forensic knowledge could help me with this problem, I will be very grateful! I am working on a screenplay. At one point, a male character wants to fake his own death, and leave the remains of someone to "stand in" for him, so that he will not be pursued further. The problem is, the person he is going to sacrifice is a female. I am having a very hard time finding information regarding the circumstances in which a female body could be mistaken for a male body. Of course the…See More
Apr 20, 2011
Z. LaPorte Airey replied to Benjamin Sobieck's discussion How Much Do You Care About Weapons Accuracy?
"This may be ignorance on my part, but when pistols are empty, doesn't the slide always lock in the open position? In many movies I have seen, the slide returns to the closed position. I have always wondered about this."
Apr 20, 2011
Z. LaPorte Airey replied to Benjamin Sobieck's discussion How Much Do You Care About Weapons Accuracy?
"The absolute worst is the "generic gun sound" that happens in movies whenever a character raises their pistol. "cli-chick".  Also, when suppressors are referred to as silencers and when magazines are referred to as clips. So…"
Apr 20, 2011
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I am a recent graduate of Hampshire College and am working towards being a paid screenwriter.
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