"Rigor mortis," Doc Candle diagnosed, with a wink to Collins.
Rigor mortis had set in in the lower jaw, neck and upper extremities.
Though the rigor mortis had not set in, he had evidently been dead some time.
The flesh had become cold and rigor mortis was beginning to set in.
"Except, of course, a slight case of rigor mortis," Dalla added.
The tissues then become tough ...