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positive identificationA forensic term of art referring to the definitive determination that a body is that of a specified person.
Identification of decedent
Universal means of positive identification
Fingerprints, comparison of dental records, DNA analysis.
Contingently accepted means of positive identification
Visualisation of the body by next-of-kin and presence of unique body features in the forms of scars and tattoos.
Drivers licence, clothing, location (e.g., body found in his or her own car).