Autopsy

Investigating Unidentified Human Remains

Investigating Unidentified Human Remains By: Joseph Giacalone The first thing to do in any death investigation is to determine who your victim is, but what happens when you have unidentified human remains? These cases are the toughest of all to [...]

Detectives and the Autopsy

Autopsy Protocol for Investigators Detectives play an important role at the autopsy By: Joseph L. Giacalone   How many autopsies have I attended? Enough or that I have witnessed my fair share should be a sufficient answer. The autopsy is one of [...]

911 Tapes: Cold Case Artifacts

Preserving Evidence in Cold Case Investigations A 911 Tape is the ‘Holy Grail’ for Investigators By: Joseph Giacalone 911 tapes are one of the most important elements of a cold case investigation. They often contain the names, phone numbers and other [...]

By | 2016-12-05T09:12:41+00:00 October 1st, 2012|Autopsy, Cold Case, Death Investigation, DNA, Forensics, ME Coroner, NamUs, Unsolved|

Cause of Death vs. Manner of Death

Cause of Death vs. Manner of Death An Integral Piece of Information in Death Investigations Is there a difference between the Cause and Manner of Death? Yes, there is a big difference. Investigators should appear at the Medical Examiner's Office for [...]

By | 2016-12-05T09:11:03+00:00 September 14th, 2012|Autopsy, Death Investigation, ME Coroner|