Urine related question: does anyone know why a full bladder is consistent with hypothermia? I thought that in the third stage of hypothermia, the body functions start to slow, i.e. respiration.
The only reason I ask is because I recently listened to a podcast on the murder of Cheryl Fergeson in Conroe, Texas, in 1981. Long story short, no weapons were found at the scene--the bathroom in the high school) and she had the imprint of her crucifix necklace on her back. They correlated cause of death of strangulation based on the amount of urine in her bladder: she had gone into use the rest room and was attacked as she left. It takes approximately three minutes for someone to die from strangulation. The bladder fills with 2mL of urine per minute (I think; sorry, I listened to it around two weeks ago and am going from memory) and she was found to have 6mL of urine in her bladder.
Just more musings. I'll have to find the exact equation and try to correlate to the findings in the autopsy reports. It wouldn't solve anything, but might add to a timeline.
Also curious: is there any notation of wounds to anyone's palms? I looked over Dyatlov's autopsy report and am only seeing the notations about the back of his hand and knuckles. If he could have sustained injuries at his ankles from stumbling around, wouldn't he also have injuries on his palms?