Man Offs Himself by Drinking Sulfuric Acid...

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  1. Airbornemama

    Airbornemama DA's Resident Trauma-Mama Staff Member

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    Acid burns, resulting from ingestion of the acid. Note the burns to the mouth and the spill pattern on the face and chest. These are significantly different from thermal-type burn patterns and injuries.
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    Note the spill pattern on the anterior chest and abdomen of the decedent from the previous image.
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    Burns from the acid, on the tongue, hypopharynx, and airway. Burns extended down esophageal tract, though esophagus was considerably less burned than remainder of upper GI tract.
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    Acid injury extending through the viscera and onto the pleural surface exposing the ribs of the deceased.
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    Coagulation necrosis of the solid organs from the acid ingestion of the decedent.
    Sulphuric acid is often not a quick death, and can cause delayed tissue perforation and necrosis up to a week after exposure. Exposure of tissues to strong acids can cause coagulation burns, and destruction of epithelial tissue and submucosa. The acid is not known to have systemic effects, and is only locally active, meaning that any neurological symptoms experienced are a direct result of the pain caused by tissue destruction.
    When a patient survives the initial ingestion of sulfuric acid, swelling of the pharynx and continuing destruction of the GI tract are primary concerns. Many cases require surgery to remove or repair perforated areas in intestine and stomach. Metabolic acidosis is also a key concern in treating patients of acid ingestion, as it can lead to ventricular arrhythmias, as well as organ damage.
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  2. Lunatic Puppy

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    Horrific suicide method :(
     
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  3. Living Dead

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    A serious case of heartburn...
     
  4. Heavensdevling

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    There is suicide to end your life and there is suicide to torture yourself TO the end of life.

    I wonder why he chose such a painful way to go. Desperation?

    This one bothers me for some reason :(
     
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  5. EvansvilleJill

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    Maybe he was punishing himself. I worked at a state run mental institution years ago and saw the unusual lengths people will go to for self punishment.
     
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  6. Stabby

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    UPDATE: Investigators have now confirmed that this was not actually a suicide. He simply misunderstood LCD and thought this was how you acheived an acid trip.
     
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  7. EvansvilleJill

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    Wow, some mistake.
     
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  8. UKfullofstooges

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    I'm sure this method can be used as a way to kill somebody as well. It's very strange trying to get your head around why someone would choose this suicide method. Perhaps that somebody with very messed up mental abilities. If it was a murder you would expect to see some other marks on the body your evidence of a struggle or something. It's very strange. I'm concerned because London anyway and the UK is currently experiencing a massive upsurge in acid attacks, so I haven't ruled out the possibility that this might be a variation on the acid attack theme. All those honour killings and India imported acid murders are really nasty. So I'd be interested to know more about this story. Horrible way to die though.
     
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  9. Wyntre

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    Heart, liver, kidneys, pancreas- all look caked in shit. Ugh fuck that.
     
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