Toxicology is the study of chemicals in the body of a victim
that may be the cause of death or contribute to a crime. Poisons are
the best example of a finding that may be found in a victim in a homicide
investigation, but also may be found in a victim of an attempted homicide.
Finding drugs in the system of a victim is also an example of the use of
toxicology in an investigation. There are offenders that will use
drugs to incapacitate a victim to create vulnerability and lessen the
chances of resistance or identification.