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BODY PARTS STATUS

Data Element: BODY PARTS STATUS
Definition: A description of whether the whole body or part(s) of the body have been recovered, as well as their condition, i.e., skeletal.
Standard of Verification: None
Data Type: AN
Field Size: 14
Field Format: 14AN
Originating Teams: Law Enforcement
User Teams: Courts and Law Enforcement
Tables / Codes: N - Not recovered
R - Recovered
S - Skeletal (assume recovered)
Comments: Each position within the 14 character field corresponds to 1 of 14 distinguishable body parts.
Position 1 = Head
" 2 = Torso
" 3 = Right upper arm
" 4 = Right forearm
" 5 = Right hand
" 6 = Left upper arm
" 7 = Left forearm
" 8 = Left hand
" 9 = Right upper Leg
" 10 = Right lower leg
" 11 = Right foot
" 12 = Left upper leg
" 13 = Left lower leg
" 14 = Left foot
Page Info: DATE STANDARD ESTABLISHED: 09/97