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How does Horace determine that Carl Heine was breathing when he went in the water and what does his revelation suggest?
Carl’s skin was pink and the color of “salmon flesh.” Therefore, he did not suffer the effects of hypothermia.
When Horace pushed Carl’s chest, foam “mushroomed” at Carl’s mouth and nose; therefore, Carl inhaled water into his lungs, which meant that drowning was the official cause of death.
There was a wound to the skull over Carl’s left ear; therefore, he was dead before he entered the water and the water filled his chest cavity.
The body had not thawed after two hours in transport; therefore, the cause of death had to be hypothermia.
Three fragments of Carl’s skull were lodged in his brain; therefore, the cause of death had to be blunt force trauma to the head.