Developing the Latent Lip Print Using Hibiscus Sabdariffa (Roselle) Extract for Morphological Pattern Analysis in Thai Population

Authors

  • Titichaya Meebuathong
  • Praew Suppajariyawat
  • Sirinart Chomean
  • Chollanot Kaset

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.16011

Keywords:

Forensic Sciences; Natural dye, Latent lip print, Digital method, Cheiloscopy

Abstract

Background: A latent lip print can be important evidence, and specific substances are needed for the
development of a latent lip print. However, collecting the lip print may difficult due to people who have
sensitive skin with lipsticks and almost men who do not wear lipstick. Moreover, the enhancement methods
of latent lip print are still lack of standardization and consistency.
Aim: To develop a new staining method for the study of the lip print patterns Thai population.
Method: The latent lip prints were collected from 24 males and 24 females. The ability of Roselle extract
was investigated for developing latent lip prints on cigarette paper. The developed lip print was used for
the morphological pattern analysis using Suzuki and Tsuchihashi’s classification criteria combined with
Autodesk SketchBook.
Result: The results revealed that Roselle extract exhibited potential as a staining dye for the development
of latent lip prints on cigarette paper. Among the 24 males and 24 females, Type I was found to be most
common and was present in 54.55% of the volunteers, followed by Types I’, II and IV (21.12%, 14.58%,
and 9.03%, respectively). The least common patterns were Types III and V, each represented in 0.35% of
the total volunteers.
Conclusion: latent lip print could be used for study of lip print pattern by stained with Roselle extract.
Moreover, a digital method using Autodesk SketchBook serves as an alternative method that provides ease
in storing and identification of lip print pattern.

Author Biographies

Titichaya Meebuathong

Department of Forensic Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Thammasat University Rangsit Campus. 99
Moo.18 Phahonyothin Road, Khlong Nueng Khlong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand

Praew Suppajariyawat

Division of Forensic
Investigation, Central Institute of Forensic Science, Ministry of Justice, Building of the Government Complex
Building, 8th Floor loyalty of Public Administration. Road Laksi, Bangkok, Thailand

Sirinart Chomean

Department of Medical
Technology, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Thammasat University Rangsit Campus. 99 Moo.18 Phahonyothin
Road, Khlong Nueng Khlong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand

Chollanot Kaset

Department of Medical
Technology, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Thammasat University Rangsit Campus. 99 Moo.18 Phahonyothin
Road, Khlong Nueng Khlong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

Titichaya Meebuathong, Praew Suppajariyawat, Sirinart Chomean, & Chollanot Kaset. (2021). Developing the Latent Lip Print Using Hibiscus Sabdariffa (Roselle) Extract for Morphological Pattern Analysis in Thai Population. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 4564-4572. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.16011