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Solving the Riddle of Suspicious Death

As elected coroners were replaced by medical examiners with scientific training, the American public became fascinated with their work. From the grisly investigations showcased on highly rated television shows like CSI to the bestselling mysteries that revolve around forensic science, medical examiners have never been so visible—or compelling. They, and they alone, solve the riddle of suspicious death and the existential questions that come with it. Why did someone die? Could it have been prevented? Should someone be held accountable? What are the implications of ruling a death a suicide, a homicide, or an accident? Can medical examiners unmask the perfect crime?

Postmortem: How Medical Examiners Explain Suspicious Deaths (Fieldwork Encounters and Discoveries) goes deep inside the world of medical examiners to uncover the intricate web of social, legal, and moral issues in which they operate. Stefan Timmermans spent years in a medical examiner’s office following cases, interviewing examiners, and watching autopsies. While he relates fascinating cases here, he is also more broadly interested in the cultural authority and responsibilities that come with being a medical examiner. How medical examiners speak to the living on behalf of the dead is Timmermans’ subject, revealed here in the day-to-day lives of the examiners themselves.

Police investigating suspicious death in south St. Louis County

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – An investigation is underway after a suspicious death in south St. Louis County.

The St. Louis County Police Department responded to the area of Jefferson Barracks and Corliss Drive in Mehlville for a suspicious death Wednesday morning.

This area is about a mile away from Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

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Two men arrested over 48-year-old man’s death in Paisley

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Police were called to reports of a disturbance in Glen Street

Two men have been arrested in connection with the suspicious death of a 48-year-old man in Paisley.

Police were called to reports of the man being found seriously hurt in the town’s Glen Street at about 14:45 on Tuesday.


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Pomona police investigating death of woman, 58, found after fire – KABC

POMONA, Calif. (KABC) — A suspicious death at a senior living home in Pomona is now being investigated as a homicide.

Ronny Wall, 58, and her dog were found in the apartment at Serenity Villas on East Bonita Avenue Monday afternoon.

Police say a fire inside the apartment set off the sprinklers.

It’s unclear how Wall died.

Neighbors say she was friendly, but troubled – and talked about a big payout she was expecting.

Read more at: https://abc7.com/pomona-police-investigating-death-of-woman-58-found-after-fire/5206723/

Groveland Suspicious Death Update

Groveland, CA – Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Officials have released new details in the shooting death of a woman in her Groveland home.

Originally investigators declared it a suspicious death,

Read more at: https://www.mymotherlode.com/news/local/604162/groveland-suspicious-death-update.html

Man charged with fatal stabbing in Alexandria thought victim was a werewolf, attorneys say


34-year-old Pankaj Bhasin, suspected in the murder of Brad Jackson in Alexandria. (Photo courtesy/Alexandria Police)
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Missing womans body found in Stark apartment after tip from suspect in drug case

A decomposing body of a woman was discovered Monday by city police in a Wales Road apartment and authorities are calling the death suspicious.

The body has been identified as Erin M. Carney, 37, and was found in an apartment in the 400 block of Wales Road NE, according to a police report.

Multiple items were taken into evidence, including a spoon, duct tape, a phone and pajama pants, the report said.

Harry Campbell, chief investigator with the Stark County Coroner’s Office, estimated Carney had been dead between three and four weeks, possibly longer.

The death is “suspicious until we get more answers,” he said.

Campbell was called to the apartment at 5:30 p.m. Monday.

Due to the condition of the body, Campbell said, an initial external examination didn’t tell investigators much about Carney’s death. Decomposition made it difficult to determine if there were signs of trauma, however, Campbell said, it seemed unlikely.


Read more at: https://www.ohio.com/news/20190319/missing-womans-body-found-in-stark-apartment-after-tip-from-suspect-in-drug-case

31-year-old man arrested in suspicious death of a man found in his apartment, police say

Baltimore County police say they have arrested a suspect in connection with the suspicious death of a man in Dundalk last week.

According to officials, Albert Myron Muldrow, 31, of the 8400 block of Pioneer Drive, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Martino Robert Duffin, 32.

Duffin’s family called police on March 15 when they couldn’t reach him for three days.

“I went straight to his house — and when I got to his house police was all over the place,” said Eddie Duffin, uncle to the deceased.

Officers found the 32-year-old shot and killed inside his Dundalk apartment on Kinship Road. According to his uncle, he’d only lived there for a couple months. The thought of anyone wanting to hurt him — he says — is “unimaginable.”

“I don’t understand it. He was the most caring, loving person,” the victim’s uncle,

Read more at: https://www.wbaltv.com/article/31-year-old-man-arrested-in-suspicious-death-of-a-man-found-in-his-apartment-police-say/26872380

Police identify body found in Brandywine Creek, foul play not suspected

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Police have identified the person found dead yesterday in the Brandywine Creek drainage system that runs through the City of Lebanon.

The man was identified as Cleona’s Ronald Moyer Jr., who was 65 years old at the time of his death. The man’s identity was released in conjunction with Lebanon County Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Yocum.

Yesterday Lebanon City Police announced that employee of a business on the 1400 block of Willow Street discovered a human body in the Brandywine Creek drainage system. Here’s what that site looks like on Google Streetview.

Police received the call about the “suspicious death” just before noon yesterday and responded to find a deceased male in the creek.

Read more at: https://leb.town/2019/03/19/police-identify-body-found-in-brandywine-creek-foul-play-not-suspected/

Deputies respond to suspicious death near Ryderwood | Local

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Sophie Gradon’s friends and family say she didn’t die by suicide

Sophie Gradon’s family have demanded a new investigation into her sudden death nine months ago, as they insist she didn’t die by suicide. Her boyfriend, Aaron Armstrong died 20 days after Sophie.

New information has emerged and other explanations for the Love Island star’s death are now being investigated by the family’s lawyers.

Sophie’s inquest was due to begin on Thursday this week, but has now been postponed to allow time for the investigations to continue. This delay has been requested by the Gradon family with the full agreement of the police.

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