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.
A Springfield man found not breathing inside a gazebo on North Jefferson Saturday died after the failure of life-saving measures.
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Springfield Police say they are investigating a suspicious death on north Jefferson avenue.
Police say they responded to a call of a male not breathing around 4:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Officers located the victim unresponsive in a gazebo. The man was identified as 56 year old Paul D. Biggs of Springfield. First responders attempted to revive Biggs but he died at the scene.
Detectives ask that if you have any information about this incident, contact the Springfield Police Department.
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A janitor found the victim “injured or possibly deceased” in a room inside the building. Police say his body bore “signs of violence.”
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PROCTOR, Vt. (WCAX) – Vermont State Police are investigating the suspicious death of Melanie Rooney, 31, that was reported early Saturday, on Market Street in Proctor.
State police were notified of the death just before 5 a.m. Saturday.
Market Street was closed while investigators and the Crime Scene Search Team gathered evidence.
Police say it appears to be an isolated incident, and there is no danger to the public.
An autopsy is planned for Sunday, at the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Burlington to confirm the victim’s identity and determine the cause and manner of death.
Police ask that anyone with information that could be relevant to the investigation call the Rutland Barracks at 802-773-9101.
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MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (KMOV.com) — Authorities are investigating the suspicious death of a man after a concert at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre.
An 44-year-old man was found unconscious at about 11:10 p.m. on May 15 after the Dave Matthews Band concert had ended.
Police say the man had two injuries, one to his face and another to his head.
He was at the concert with his wife. Police say she wasn’t near him when another concert goer spotted him lying on the concrete walkway between the grassy area and seats.
The man was treated at the scene and was taken to an area hospital.
He died several hours later. According to the victim’s wife, a neurologist examined her husband and said he died from blunt force trauma to the head that involved more than what would be expected from a fall.
The Maryland Heights Police is currently investigating and is considering it a suspicious death.
Witnesses or anyone
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ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — The Albemarle County Police Department says a man has been arrested in connection with a murder near the Rivanna River on Thursday night.
Forty-nine-year-old Allan Ray Via of Charlottesville was arrested Friday night for the death of 24-year-old Cody Jason Cappel.
Police say Cappel was shot multiple times.
His body was found along the trails near the Rivanna River and Peter Jefferson Parkway on Thursday night.
Police say the two men knew each other and were living in tents along the river.
Via is facing charges of second-degree murder and possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.
He is currently being held the Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Jail without bond.
The Albemarle County Police Department says a body was found along the Rivanna Trail on Thursday night, and an investigation is now underway into what is being called a suspicious death.
The body of
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A Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office vehicle is parked near where a dead body was discovered Friday outside Lompoc. The discovery prompted a suspicious death investigation.
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