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Post Mortem Examination of Juvenile John Doe

Malachi Miggins states, I am a Doctor of Medicine practicing in the City-state of New Babbage. 

On the evening of the 28th of December I made a post mortem examination of the deceased at the Jefferson Way mortuary. 

The deceased was unidentified and shall be refered to hereafter as John Doe, but was very likely a street urchin of the city of New Babbage, one of many who teem the streets. 

The body was that of a small statured Caucasian male child, between 9-11 yrs in age. The body was dressed in patched leather boots, woolen trousers, a common chambray work shirt and a woolen coat. The body was in a state of mummification. The skin was dry and tough in consistency, the body showing a large number of punctures of a unnatural nature, viz. bites of some form of predatory animal: quite possibly insectoid or arachnoid in nature; and one additional scar on right side of John Doe’s neck under the ear, likely from a former injury, based on the healed nature.  

The body was three and one-quarters feet in length. The fingers were small, the middle finger of the left hand measuring two and a half inches along the palmar surface. There were no rings or jewelry of any sort; the nails were short and well-trimmed. The head is normal in aspect and proportional in size to the rest of the body. The hair was shaggy length and of a ginger color. The color of the eyes was brown. The teeth were sound.  

The inside of the body was partially filled with small spiders. The arachnids had caused extensive damage to the organs, most probably post mortem. 

The immediate cause of death was exsanguination. 

 Malachi Miggins, MD


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  1. Martin Malus Martin Malus December 30, 2015

    Good think he was dead. I wouldn’t let that old drunk near a body if he was still breathing.

    • Nyanka Jinx Nyanka Jinx December 30, 2015

      Says the disgruntled barkeep who hangs out with a loopy hookah-smoker. Why don’t you try examining a body like that kid’s, if you’re so smart?

      – Edward Hyde

      • Emerson Lighthouse Emerson Lighthouse December 30, 2015

        *Loopy* hookah-smoker?—Squire, you’ve been hanging out with another hookah smoker… you’re chronic.

        • Nyanka Jinx Nyanka Jinx December 30, 2015

          … Speak of the devil, and he shall appear.

          – Edward Hyde

  2. Avariel Falcon Avariel Falcon December 30, 2015

    Partially filled with sipders! O_O *faints*

  3. Nyanka Jinx Nyanka Jinx December 30, 2015

    Sonnerstien and I had done a quick evaluation before we sent the body to Miggins. His findings match up with ours, though we seem to have missed the spiders living inside the body.

    Sonnerstien insisted on carrying matches or something similar for protection. Apperently the spiders catch fire just as easily as any ordinary spider.

    – Dr. Henry Jekyll

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