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Medical Examiner Shortage Means Grieving Families Wait Months For Results

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.07.2015 | 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 06.04.2015 | 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.

Autopsy Underway After Botched Oklahoma Execution

AP | Posted 06.30.2014 | Crime

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin named a member of her Cabinet on Wednesday to lead a review of how the state conducts executions afte...

Autopsy Reveals New Details Of Australian Baseball Player's Death

AP | SEAN MURPHY | Posted 08.28.2013 | Crime

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The bullet that killed an Australian baseball player in a random attack this month collapsed both his lungs, fractured two ribs and t...

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.

US Couple Slain In St. Maarten Being Autopsied

AP | JUDY FITZPATRICK | Posted 11.24.2012 | Crime

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten — Prosecutors in St. Maarten announced Monday that a Jamaican man is the lone suspect in the slayings of a South Caroli...

Organs Found Hidden In Cups In Florida Storage Locker

AP | KELLI KENNEDY and MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL | Posted 08.29.2012 | Crime

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- A former medical examiner crudely preserved human brains, hearts and lungs in soda cups and plastic food containers found inside a ...

Autopsy: NJ Boy, 2, Alive Before Being Decapitated

AP | KATIE ZEZIMA | Posted 08.23.2012 | Crime

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Autopsy results released Thursday show that a 2-year-old boy was alive before he was decapitated, and his mother, who authorities...

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.

Autopsy Reveals 3 Antidepressants In Mary Kennedy's System

AP | Posted 07.07.2012 | New York

VALHALLA, N.Y. -- The estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. had three antidepressants but no alcohol in her system when she hanged herself in May, a...

Death of Prominent French Scholar Still A Mystery

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 04.05.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- More testing is required to determine the cause of death of a prominent French scholar whose body was found in the bed of his Manhattan lu...

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 ...

FAMU Student Had Major Bleeding In Back, Shoulder

AP | By MIKE SCHNEIDER | Posted 02.20.2012 | Miami

ORLANDO, Fla. -- New autopsy details show a Florida A&M student and band member whose death last month uncovered a hazing culture at the school had ex...

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...

Autopsy Reveals Little In Death Of New Hampshire Girl

AP | LYNNE TUOHY | Posted 10.03.2011 | Crime

STEWARTSTOWN, N.H. — Law enforcement officials looking into the death of an 11-year-old New Hampshire girl whose body was pulled from a river th...

Autopsy Planned In 'Suspicious' Death Of Missing New Hampshire Girl

AP | WILSON RING | Posted 10.02.2011 | Crime

STEWARTSTOWN, N.H. — Investigators hope an autopsy on an 11-year-old New Hampshire girl sheds more light on her disappearance and death. An aut...

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 me...

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.

'Macho Man' Randy Savage's Cause Of Death Revealed

AP | Posted 08.30.2011 | Sports

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A medical examiner says something went wrong with professional wrestler "Macho Man" Randy Savage's heart before he crashed his...

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...