The autopsy on the exhumed body of Perrotte Mace was inconclusive, owing to the condition of adipocere.
"She Stands Accused" by Victor MacClure
ADIPOCERE, a fatty, spermaceti-like substance, produced by the decomposition of animal matter in moist places.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
The brain was considerable in quantity, but changed to a state of adipocere resembling ointment of a dark brown hue.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 1" by Charles Mackie