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7-Year-Old Suffered 20 Gunshot Wounds In Grandma's Bed

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 02.15.2017 | Black Voices

A 7-year-old girl suffered as many as 20 gunshot wounds when she was killed last year while sleeping, an autopsy has found. A’yanna Allen was in bed...

Murder or Suicide? The Exhumation of Michelle O'Connell

Matt Doran | Posted 05.24.2016 | Crime
Matt Doran

Was it suicide or was it murder? The relentless family of young mother Michelle O'Connell believes they may finally have unearthed the answer. Matt Doran flew to Florida to investigate a discovery that some say could have devastating consequences for those in power.

Republicans Will Not Learn Much From This Election

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.17.2017 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Although at the present time it's kind of hard to believe, there is a faction of the Republican Party which looks towards the future and sees some very problematic demographic shifts awaiting it.

Body Snatchers & Hormones

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 03.09.2017 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

On October 27, 1883, about a dozen men, armed with spades and shovels, snuck into Mount Olivet Cemetery in Baltimore, hoping to dig up a body. Their e...

There Are Already Absurd Conspiracy Theories About Scalia's Death

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 02.16.2016 | Politics

It didn't take long for conspiracy theorists to begin speculating about the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The U.S. Marshals Service s...

Medical Examiner Shortage Means Grieving Families Wait Months For Results

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.16.2017 | Healthy Living

BOSTON (AP) ― A severe shortage of medical examiners nationwide means families must sometimes wait months for death certificates and autopsy reports...

Baltimore Prosecutor Seeks To Block Release Of Freddie Gray Autopsy

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2016 | Black Voices

(Adds reclassification in murder count) June 4 (Reuters) - Baltimore's top prosecutor plans to seek a protective order that would bloc...

The Ezell Ford Autopsy Report Casts Another Glare on the Autopsy Debate

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 02.13.2015 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

It makes little difference how erroneous or flawed an autopsy is the likelihood that it will be questioned is slim precisely because is viewed as an incontrovertible scientific medical examination. It ignores the fact that in many cases a pathologist's determination as to how a person died is simply an opinion.

Tamir Rice Death Declared Homicide In Newly Released Autopsy

Reuters | Posted 12.12.2014 | Black Voices

CLEVELAND, Dec 12 (Reuters) - The death of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy fatally shot by police in November has been formally ruled a homicide, accordin...

Introductions With the Dead

Rui Dai | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Rui Dai

Introductions with living patients tend to be hard, because you are asking a stranger to trust you with the utmost intimate details of their lives. Introductions with the dead are harder. They tend to be the most enigmatic patients.

The George Zimmerman Game Show/Sports Spectacular Is Underway

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 08.12.2013 | Black Voices
Morris W. O'Kelly

Either Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin in cold blood or he didn't. I'm here to tell you, Trayvon Martin smoking marijuana and/or having been suspended from school is not in any way connected to why George Zimmerman killed him.


Chris Weigant | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Republican Party is at a crossroads. It could modernize some of its positions and attitudes, in a bid to stay relevant to national politics in 21st century America. Or it could shrink to becoming a party of the South, the Plains, and a dwindling portion of the Mountain West.

Dying for an Autopsy?

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 10.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Spencer Aronfeld

Without mandatory autopsies hospitals and doctors miss a valuable opportunity to improve the quality of medical care for us all.

What Pickled Brains Say About Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 01.10.2012 | Science

Can DNA samples from the brains of long dead people help speed diagnosis in mental illness? According to an Indianapolis scientist who is working to ...

Gone Without A Case: Suspicious Elder Deaths Rarely Investigated | Posted 12.22.2011 | Fifty

Nothing, it seemed, was unusual about Joseph Shepter's death. A retired U.S. government scientist, Shepter spent his final two years dwelling in a ...

Workers Find Bones At River North Construction Site

Posted 12.13.2011 | Chicago

A building contractor working at a River North construction site Wednesday found bones that may be human remains, authorities said. Crews renovatin...

Amy Winehouse: Newest Member of Club 27

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 09.26.2011 | Entertainment
Maggie Van Ostrand

Club 27 is a most exclusive and heavenly private club of great musicians who died at the age of 27. As of July 24th, Amy Winehouse is the latest membe...

Once Public, Now Private?

Kenneth F. Bunting | Posted 10.10.2011 | Media
Kenneth F. Bunting

It is well under the radar, but another important open government case may be making its way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

David Lohr

Human Skull Found Discarded In Backpack | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

A workman clearing brush along a Texas interstate made a startling discovery Friday, when he found a human skull discarded near the roadside. The f...

David Lohr

Autopsy Complete On Yvette Vickers Mummified Remains | David Lohr | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

The Los Angeles County coroner's office has positively identified "mummified" human remains that were found in a dilapidated Beverly Hills home as tho...

'Body Worlds' Creator Gunther von Hagens To Display Own Corpse After Death | STEVEN ERLANGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

PARIS -- Gunther von Hagens says he is dying, and he wants to put his preserved corpse on display as part of his popular "Body Worlds" exhibitions. ...

Swedish Medical Students Shocked When Autopsy Cadaver Turns Out To Be Their Professor

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

A group of Swedish medical students preparing to perform an autopsy on a medical cadaver were appalled to find out that the body was that of their for...

The Dead and the Living

Anthony DePalma | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Anthony DePalma

Formal guidelines would make clearer the extent of the disaster caused by working in the clouds of dust after the World Trade Center attack. This is a plea for medicine and science to step in.

Robert Nyman DEAD: Massachusetts Lawmaker Dies After Being Found In Pool

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

HANOVER, Mass. (AP) -- Officials say Massachusetts state Rep. Robert Nyman has died after being found unresponsive in the swimming pool at his Hanover...

Virtual Autopsy Table: Death Goes Digital With Multitouch Table (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

*See video below* The new Virtual Autopsy Table lets you examine the inside of a human body in 3D -- without the body. The new educational tool wa...