I have only touched recently dead people a few times (my father, who died on the commode and I found him ~12-14 hours later) and two friends who died of AIDS and for whom I was summoned to the hospital and got there before they were removed (I’ve seen people die much closer, but that’s another thread). In those cases, both had been suffering illness for ~2 years but had been dead only ~1 hour before I met w/their corpses. I had some previous experiences w/corpses and funeral homes, but those involved the embalmed corpses.
My question: why are the recently (unmodified by embalming) dead SO cold? Why don’t they just return to room temperature? Maybe it is a psychological thing, but I don’t think so; it seems to me that recently deceased are truly cooler than the surrounding environment. Comments, medicos?