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  • UNPRECIDENTED: Las Vegas Coroner "On Lockdown", Spooky

    10/21/2017 7:16:44 PM PDT · by gaijin · 123 replies
    Mike Tokes (reporter), twitter ^ | Oct. 21st 2017 | Mike Tokes, twitter
    Clark County Office of the Coroner is "On Lockdown at least until the rest of the week, this has never happened before". The staffer answering the front door of the Las Vegas Coroner, Laurie Downey, will only hand over a card listing the general number for the county of the Cornoner. Las Vegas Police Department units are stationed at each side of the building in order to control the situation. Staffers will not answer questions regarding why the Conorner is appointed, not elected. Staffers will name the individual responsible for declaring the Cononer Lockdown. Staffers will not verbally commit...
  • Coroner grants request from Otto Warmbier's family NOT to perform autopsy on the student who died

    06/21/2017 1:15:01 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 45 replies ^ | 6/20/17 | Liam Quinn
    Full Title..........................Coroner grants request from Otto Warmbier's family NOT to perform autopsy on the student who died after being held captive in North Korea for 17 month - as US government calls for three more Americans to be freed.........................An autopsy will not be performed on Otto Warmbier's body, after a coroner granted his family's request not to do so. The Hamilton County Coroner's Office released a statement Tuesday after conferring with doctors at the Cincinnati hospital where the 22-year-old student died just days after he was returned from North Korea. Warmbier had been held captive in the country for 17...
  • Coroner IDs phone store robbery suspect killed by customer

    02/13/2017 3:53:43 PM PST · by BBell · 32 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 2/13/17 | Jonathan Bullington, | The Times-Picayune
    The suspected robber shot and killed by an armed customer Friday night (Feb. 10) has been identified by the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office as Jordan Espadron. Espadron, 28, was armed when he entered the T-Mobile store, 506 St. Andrew St., shortly before 7:30 p.m., New Orleans police said. Once inside, police said he ordered employees and a customer to the back room and demanded money from the store safe.-snip-Jordan Espadron life fell off track, his grandmother said. A search of online court records in Jefferson Parish shows separate 2008 convictions for cocaine possession and for attempting to possess a firearm...
  • Ronald Gasser did not stand over Joe McKnight when he shot him, JPSO, coroner say

    12/02/2016 4:30:24 PM PST · by BBell · 47 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 12/2/16 | Jonathan Bullington, | The Times-Picayune
    Ballistic evidence and autopsy results show Ronald Gasser, the man authorities say admitted to fatally shooting Joe McKnight, did not fire on the former NFL player while standing over him, Jefferson Parish authorities said. "The wounds are not consistent with being shot from above while on the ground," Jefferson Parish Coroner Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich said, as he discussed McKnight's autopsy during a press conference Friday (Dec. 2). The information contradicts a witness account given at the scene of McKnight's death Thursday at a Terrytown intersection. The witness had said she saw Gasser shoot McKnight twice, then stand on top of...
  • Want To Murder Someone? Pennsylvania’s About To Make It Easier

    09/17/2014 9:06:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-17-2014 | Dick Teresi
    Pennsylvania legislators are poised to pass into law an organ-transplant-donation bill that will make it easier for murderers to avoid detection and prosecution. Two bills, almost identical, Senate Bill 850 (SB 850) and House Bill 30 (HB 30), according to its many bipartisan sponsors, will greatly increase the number of organ donors. There are currently 121,000 people on the national waitlist for organ transplants, and laws to increase the organ supply are perennially popular in many states. Those opposing such laws are commonly accused of condemning to death people on the waitlist. Law enforcement officials, however, are taking exception to...
  • Coroner: Robin Williams hanged himself with belt, had cuts on wrist

    08/12/2014 12:07:47 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 176 replies ^ | 8-12-2014 |
    Lt. Boyd said Williams was found in his bedroom “clothed, in a seated position, unresponsive with a belt secured around his neck.” There were also several cuts on his left wrist and a pocket knife with a dried red substance was found in the vicinity, he stated. The Academy-Award winner was 63. “The work of the coroner’s office is not complete at this time,” Lt. Boyd stressed. He said a final cause of death would be released in several weeks after toxicology tests are completed. “The forensic examination conducted by Dr. Joseph Cohen did not [indicate]…that Mr. Williams had been...
  • SC Supreme Court to rule on public autopsy reports

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Are autopsies medical records or public records? South Carolina's Supreme Court will begin grappling with that question Wednesday, when it hears a lawsuit by a Sumter County newspaper against the county's coroner. The Item newspaper wants the high court to toss out a lower court's ruling that said autopsies do not have to be made public because they do not fall under the state's Freedom of Information Act.
  • What a coincidence! Breitbart's coroner dead from arsenic poisoning?

    05/05/2012 1:43:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    RT ^ | 05/03/2012
    The unexpected death of conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart just got a whole lot more mysterious. Only two months after Breitbart’s passing, the coroner that investigated the cause of death may have succumbed to arsenic poisoning. Michael Cormier, 61, passed away on April 20, the Los Angeles Times reports this week. Although Cormier’s death is only being publicized now, the timing of actual passing actually came within hours of the release of the preliminary autopsy report of Breitbart. Commenting to the Times on the latest news, Lt. Alan Hamilton of the Los Angeles Police Department says that investigators have not ruled...

    04/29/2012 4:45:41 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 3 replies
    WND ^ | Sunday, April 29, 2012LOGIN |CREATE AN ACCOUNT | Joe Kovacs
    Medical examiners in Los Angeles are investigating the possible poisoning death of one of their own officials who may have worked on the case of Andrew Breitbart, the conservative firebrand who died March 1, the same day Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced probable cause for forgery in President Obama’s birth certificate....
  • Possible arsenic poisoning probed in death of coroner's official

    04/29/2012 6:53:31 AM PDT · by Weight of Glory · 11 replies
    Authorities said a Los Angeles County coroner's official, Michael Cormier, appears to have died from poisoning. "At this point we haven't ruled out foul play," said Lt. Alan Hamilton of the Los Angeles Police Department. "It is one of the things being considered. We are waiting for the coroner's results." Law enforcement sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation was ongoing, said that finding the presence of poison does not necessarily mean the death was a homicide because the substance could have accidentally entered his system
  • Coroner: Breitbart Died of Heart Failure

    04/20/2012 5:48:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 141 replies
    breitbart ^ | 4/20/12 | Breitbart News
    The office of the Los Angeles County coroner has completed its investigation into the death of Andrew Breitbart on March 1, and has confirmed that he died of natural causes, namely heart failure. Chief Coroner Investigator Craig Harvey told Breitbart News that the final autopsy report would be released next week. A press release issued by the Department of Coroner (below) notes: "No prescription or illicit drugs were detected. The blood alcohol was .04%," a negligible amount. The press release concludes: "No significant trauma was present and foul play is not suspected."
  • Family sues Hennepin County for keeping son's head (MN)

    03/23/2010 4:26:39 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 13 replies · 384+ views ^ | 3/23/10 | James Walsh
    Why did a former Hennepin County pathologist keep the skull of a murder victim on whom he conducted an autopsy in 1978? No one knows. Dr. Kenneth Osterberg took the answer with him when he died in 2000. But the discovery of Ricky McGuire's skull in Osterberg's garage two years ago not only raised that question, it has now spawned a federal lawsuit, filed this week against the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, the Hennepin County Medical Center and the mortuary that buried the body. McGuire's family never knew they'd buried the 17-year-old without his head. No one ever told them....
  • "Beyond the Body Farm"-a Book About Dead Bodies & Bugs

    08/23/2009 2:25:14 PM PDT · by Fishtalk · 17 replies · 792+ views
    Fish Book Reviews ^ | 8/23/09 | Pat Fish
    Dr. Bass became head of the Body Farm at the University of Tennessee. There dead bodies are studied, rates of decay and other nasty stuff, to help solve crimes, identify the long dead or just so people like myself can read some really interesting stuff about it. Not for the squeamish.
  • the coroner's inquest

    03/06/2009 12:29:45 PM PST · by franksolich · 4 replies · 419+ views
    conservativecave ^ | March 6, 2009 | self
    It was some years that I sat at the bar of a rural pub in southeastern England; a night in mid-winter when it was dark both outside and within, culling through piles of coins I had laid on the bar. Decimalization of British currency had occurred some years before, but the old one-shilling and two-shilling (12 pence and 24 pence, respectively) coins were still monetized, serving as 5 pence and 10 pence pieces under the new system. I was looking for those, and much to my gratification, finding many of them; even silver ones, even a few pieces dating back...
  • Deputy Coroner Accused of Stealing from Dead (Tiger Tiger burning not so bright.)

    01/26/2009 2:29:11 AM PST · by Enterprise · 3 replies · 891+ views
    KMJ 580 ^ | 1-25-09 | Dennis Hart
    The Fresno County District Attorney's Office filed charges on Friday against a deputy coroner, alleging that he stole property from at least one dead person. Joe Tiger is accused of grand theft and embezzlement in an incident that allegedly took place last March.
  • Celebrity coroner goes on trial in Pa. (Cyril Wecht)

    01/28/2008 10:08:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 108+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/28/08 | Joe Mandak - ap
    PITTSBURGH - Celebrity pathologist Cyril Wecht used government employees as secretaries, gofers and chauffeurs for himself and his private business while working as Allegheny County's medical examiner and coroner, prosecutors said Monday at the start of Wecht's trial. Wecht, 76, is charged with 41 counts, including wire fraud, mail fraud and theft. He has denied wrongdoing, and his attorneys have maintained that the charges are politically motivated. "In plain English, what he did was he stole, and he did it for the same reasons people have stolen for thousands of years: so he could make more money and because he...
  • Coroner's jury rules deaths of fetus, mother homicides

    04/12/2007 9:18:21 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies · 472+ views
    AP ^ | April 12, 2007 | Jim Suhr
    BELLEVILLE, Ill. - A baby sitter charged with murder clubbed a pregnant woman in the head repeatedly with a table leg, then cut her fetus from the womb in a bathtub where she later drowned the victim's three young children, an investigator testified Wednesday. The grisly details in the September slayings of Jimella Tunstall and her family were revealed at a hearing where a coroner's jury, after a few minutes of deliberations, concluded the deaths were homicides. Tiffany Hall, 24, has been charged with first-degree murder and faces a possible death sentence in the death of Tunstall and with intentional...
  • U.S. troops unlawfully killed UK journalist: coroner

    10/13/2006 12:00:15 PM PDT · by Abathar · 16 replies · 867+ views
    Yahoo/Reuters ^ | Fri Oct 13, 2006 | Eleanor Wason
    OXFORD (Reuters) - One of Britain's most experienced journalists was unlawfully killed by U.S. soldiers in Iraq, a British inquest into his death ruled on Friday, prompting calls for the perpetrators to be tried for war crimes. Veteran war correspondent Terry Lloyd, 50, who worked for British television company ITN, was killed in March 2003 in southern Iraq as he reported from the front line during the first few days of the U.S.-led invasion. "He was fired on by American soldiers as a minibus carried wounded people away," Coroner Andrew Walker said at the conclusion of the inquest, which U.S....
  • Coroner: U.S. killed British TV reporter

    10/13/2006 5:52:47 AM PDT · by Emile · 41 replies · 1,714+ views
    AP ^ | 10/13/06 | Maria Hegstad
    OXFORD, England - A coroner ruled Friday that U.S. forces unlawfully killed a British television journalist in the opening days of the Iraq war. Deputy Coroner Andrew Walker said he would ask the attorney general to take steps to bring to justice those responsible for the death of Terry Lloyd, 50, a veteran reporter for the British television network ITN.
  • Coroner Rules U.S. Forces Killed U.K. Reporter

    10/13/2006 5:05:13 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 35 replies · 1,368+ views
    theindychannel ^ | POSTED: 7:56 am EDT October 13, 2006
    OXFORD, England -- A coroner ruled Friday that U.S. forces unlawfully killed a British television journalist in the opening days of the Iraq war. Deputy Coroner Andrew Walker said he would ask the attorney general to take steps to bring to justice those responsible for the death of Terry Lloyd, 50, a veteran reporter for the British television network ITN. Witnesses testified during the weeklong inquest that Lloyd - who was driving with fellow ITN reporters from Kuwait toward Basra, Iraq - was shot in the back by Iraqi troops who overtook his car, then died after U.S. fire hit...