12-36 hrs: Blue-green discoloration of the skin. Right & left lower quadrant & abdomen.
Marbling: Green-black discoloration in blood vesicle distribution
Hemolyzed blood reacts with hydrogen sulfide
36-48 hrs: Bloating (most marked in areas of loose skin – scrotum, penis, eyelids)
60-72 hrs: Entire body decomposition
4 to 7 days: Skin Slippage (glove formation on hands/feet)
Several Months: Saponification/Adipocere (prolonged exposure to moisture. White slippery appearance. From subcutaneous fat)Mummification: Drying interrupts decomposition. Bacterial growth is interrupted if moisture content <50%