Explain what occurs to the skeletal muscle to create clenched hand after death

A suicide victim is found with a vial of pills clenched in their hand. Explain what occurs to the skeletal muscles after death that could be attributed the victims clenched hand
Asked Feb 16, 2013
It's a condition called, "rigor mortis." The muscles contract for about three days after death so the joints tighten and become inflexible.
Answered Feb 16, 2013

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