Autopsies

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Three More Heat-Related Deaths Bring Total To 22 In A Week

Autopsies conducted Wednesday determined three more people have died in part from the recent heat, raising the total to 22 heat-related deaths in Cook County in a week.

07/11/2012

Cook County Medical Examiner's Office

Medical Examiner’s Office Suspends Autopsies For Some Deceased People

Due to staffing shortages, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office has announced that full autopsies will no longer be performed in certain cases in which drugs or alcohol might have led to a person’s death.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2012