Rigor Mortis- is stiffening of the joints and muscles of a body after death 3 hours after death usually lasting 1 to 4 days. We represented Rigor Mortis by one of our group member’s, Celest, falling, and she stiffened up her body in the video.
Livor Mortis- settling of the blood in the lower body. Causing a purplish red discoloration in the skin. Livor Mortis starts 20 to 30 minutes after death. The discoloration starts 1 to 3, and the size of patches increase 3 to 6 hours after death. We represented Livor Mortis in our video, by Celest, one of our group member’s putting on a red sweat shirt to show the discoloration.
Algor Mortis-The changing of temperature in the body after death occurs. We represented Algor Mortis in our video by Celest, showing Livor Mortis which meant the increase in temperature, due to the hot Texas heat.