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CEBU MEDICAL EXAMINERS OFFICE

CASE NUMBER:
CITY:


AUTOPSY REPORT


NAME OF DECEDENT: Sgt. _______ Ratilla
RACE: Asian/Filipino
SEX: Male
AGE: 37
DATE AND TIME OF DEATH:
DATE AND TIME OF AUTOPSY:
FORENSIC PATHOLOGIST: Dr. Caroline Comajig M.D., J.D.
MEDICAL EXAMINER: Dr. Caroline Comajig, M.D., J.D.
BODY IDENTIFIED BY: Mehoney Ratilla (Wife of the deceased)
ATTENDANCE: In the performance of his usual and customary duties, PO1 Glen _____
of PNP Cebu is present.

ADULT ASIAN MALE SUFFERED MULTIPLE GUNSHOT WOUNDS:

1. Gunshot wound A, close range penetrating gunshot wound, posterior head, right side.

A. The bullet causes patchy subscalpular hemorrhage, patchy skull fractures, patchy
subdural hemorrhage, patchy subarachnoid hemorrhage, extensive damage to the brain
tissue, and a distorted, copper jacketed and medium caliber bullet is lodged and
recovered in the frontal lobe.
B. There is a zone of soot around the entrance wound.
C. Direction of the wound track: posteroanterior and slightly upward.

2. Gunshot wound B, close range penetrating gunshot wound, posterior cervical spine.

A. The bullet causes extensive damage to the cervical spine and to the bases of the brain
tissue, and a distorted, copper jacketed and medium caliber bullet is lodged and
recovered in the sinus.
B. There is a zone of soot around the entrance wound.
C. Direction of the wound track: posteroanterior and slightly upward.

CAUSE OF DEATH: Multiple gunshot wounds
MANNER OF DEATH: Murder
CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH: Shot by other(s)


I hereby certify that I, Caroline Comajig M.D., J.D., have performed an autopsy on the body of
Sgt.___________________on the ___day of _____ at _____ in the Cebu Medical Examiners Office. The
purpose of this report is to provide a certified opinion to the case at hand. The facts and findings to
support these conclusions are filed with the Department of Health.

EXTERNAL EXAMINATION

The body is that of an adult asian male measuring __________ centimeters and weighing
______ pounds.The body is normally developed and appears consistent with the given age of 37 years.
He is received with blue police polo uniform, white undershirt, blue police uniform pants, black belt,
white briefs, two black socks and two black leather shoes. The blue police polo is stained with blood.
Post mortem changes consist of fixed posterior livor mortis and full rigor mortis.

The scalp hair is black, straight and short. The corneas are cloudy. The sclera and conjunctivae
are unremarkable. No discrete petechiae are present. The irides are brown. The mouth contains natural
teeth. The palate and frenula are intact. The nose, ears and mouth show no abnormalities. The neck is of
normal configuration except in the area where projectiles made entry and there are no palpable masses.
The thorax is symmetrical. The abdomen is flat. The axillae, external genitalia and anus are without
trauma. The extremities are symmetrical and normally developed.

There are no evidence of emergency medical intervention.

EVIDENCE OF INJURY:

At the time of the autopsy, there are a total of two gunshot wounds to the posterior head. The
sequence of the infliction cannot be determined for certain and is arbitrarily labeled in the report.

GUNSHOT WOUND A:

This is a 3/16 inch close range penetrating gunshot wound on the back of the head, at 5
inches below the top of the head and two inches to the right of the posterior midline. There is a
zone of soot around the entrance wound which measures 2 inches x 1 inch in greatest
dimension. A hemorrhagic wound track passes posteroanterior and slightly upward causing
patchy subscalpular hemorrhage, patchy skull fractures, patchy subdular hemorrhage, patchy
subarachnoid hemorrhage, extensive damage to the brain tissues and a distorted, copper
jacketed and medium caliber bullet is lodged and recovered inside the frontal lobe.

GUNSHOT WOUND B:

This is 3/16 inch close range penetrating wound in the cervical spine, at 8 inches below
the top of the head, right along the posterior midline. There is a zone of soot around the
entrance wound which measures 2 inch x 1inch in its greatest dimension. A hemorrhagic wound
track passes from postanterior and slightly upward causing severe damage to the cervical spine
and the base of the brain tissue and a distorted, copper-jacketed and medium caliber bullet is
lodged and recovered inside the sinus.





INTERNAL EXAMINATION

The organs occupy normal positions and all the internal organs are in the state of autolysis.
There are no adhesions or mass lesions.

With the exception of the injuries stated above, all other part of the victims system appeared to
be normal.


SUMMARY OF THE CASE:

This 37 year old asian male was found at __(scene of the crime)__ with multiple gunshot
wounds to his posterior head on __(date)__. EMS responded to the scene to confirm asystole. An
autopsy was performed on __(date)__.

Major autopsy findings include a total of two close gunshot wounds to the head with one close
range penetrating gunshot wound on the right side of posterior head and one close range penetrating
gunshot wound on the posterior cervical spine, with severe injuries to the brain and its surrounding
areas.

Based upon the circumstances surrounding the death, as currently known, the cause of death is
multiple gunshot wounds to the head. The manner of death is murder.






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CAROLINE COMAJIG M.D., J.D.
Medical Examiner