Main Article Content
Background and objective: According to the Criminal Procedure Law, unnatural deaths must be investigated by forensic pathologists and police officers. The objective of this study is to investigate the demographic data and the incident of unnatural foreigner death which were autopsied at the department of Forensic Medicine, faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen university.
Methods: The death certificate and autopsy reports of foreigners at the department of Forensic Medicine, faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen university during a period of five years from January 2006 to December 2010 were reviewed. The data were analysed by descriptive statistics and based on their sex, age, nationality , causes and manners of death.
Results: Of 1966 unnatural death, 58 cases were foreigner. All were males, mostly were elderly who came from Europe and lived in Khon Kaen. The most common causes of death were undetermined and disease (36.02, 31.03 %). The others include accident, homicide and suicide which were found 18.96, 6.89 and 6.89 %, respectively.
Conclusion: All of the unnatural death of foreigners were males. Most of them were elderly and lived in Khon Kaen. Undetermined cause and disease were the two most common causes of death.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.