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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.

Details on: Student Killed, Suspicious Death, and Countdown to the Freddys

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Body Found in Home, Suspicious Death Investigation in Schuylkill County

FRACKVILLE — A suspicious death in Schuylkill County is under investigation.

Investigators say a body was found inside a home on North Third Street in Frackville around 5 p.m. Wednesday night.

Police aren’t saying exactly what happened, but they don’t think there is a threat to the public.

“We are investigating it. I can’t release any more information at this time. We don’t believe it was a random act. It’s under investigation,” said Frackville Police Chief Richard Bell.

Police haven’t said who the victim is or how the person died here in Schuylkill County.

Read more at: http://wnep.com/2017/05/25/body-found-in-home-suspicious-death-investigation-in-schuylkill-county/

Body Found in Home, Suspicious Death Investigation in Schuylkill …

FRACKVILLE — A suspicious death in Schuylkill County is under investigation.

Investigators say a body was found inside a home on North Third Street in Frackville around 5 p.m. Wednesday night.

Police aren’t saying exactly what happened, but they don’t think there is a threat to the public.

“We are investigating it. I can’t release any more information at this time. We don’t believe it was a random act. It’s under investigation,” said Frackville Police Chief Richard Bell.

Police haven’t said who the victim is or how the person died here in Schuylkill County.

Read more at: http://wnep.com/2017/05/25/body-found-in-home-suspicious-death-investigation-in-schuylkill-county/

Suspicious death under investigation in Dutton

A deadly virus is threatening the crawfish industry in Southwest Louisiana. It’s called white spot syndrome virus and it was first discovered in Thailand, but somehow it made its way to ponds in South Louisiana and specialists are struggling to find the funds to research a solution.  “The catch was increasing and increasing and then it dropped 70% and that’s when you saw the dead crawfish floating in the water,” said a crawfish farmer of 34 years, Ian Garbarino. He…

Read more at: http://www.waff.com/story/35511287/suspicious-death-under-investigation-in-dutton

Mendocino woman’s suspicious death now murder investigation


The MCSO is still looking for this blue 2009 Chevy HHR, license plate number 6JWT270, in connection with murder. It belongs to the Mendocino woman found dead in her house on Tuesday. Photo by Mendocinosportsplus

The MCSO is still looking for this blue 2009 Chevy HHR, license plate number 6JWT270, in connection with murder. It belongs to the Mendocino woman found dead in her house on Tuesday. Photo by Mendocinosportsplus

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Mendocino Sheriff Looking for Van in Connection With Suspicious Death

American Repair Co Van

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The Mendocino Sheriff’s Office is looking for this vehicle in connection with a suspicious death. They posted on their Facebook page,

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Be On The Lookout (BOLO) for a blue 2009 Chevrolet HHR with a gold medallion on the hood. The side is marked with “American Repair Company” and has a California license plate of 6JWT270. …

We would like to locate the vehicle as part of our ongoing investigation regarding a suspicious death in the Caspar area. If you see the car, DO NOT APPROACH, but call Mendocino Sheriff’s Dispatch Center at (707) 463-4086.

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