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  1. Hot and dry climate favors it (sandy, shallow graves * )
  2. Mech: drying and shrinkage of cadaver due to evaporation of water.
  3. Features of the body are preserved.
  4. A mummified body is Odourless.
  5. Time taken : 3 months – 1 year
  6. Arsenic and antimony, poisoning favors it.
Medicolegal importance of adipocere and mummification
  1. Face can be identified
  2. The cause of death can be determined because injuries are recognized.
  3. The time since death can be estimated

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