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Kathleen Savio (Family Photo)

Doctor Who Ruled Savio’s Death A Homicide Speaks Out About Peterson Trial

The pathologist who ruled Kathleen Savio was the victim of a homicide after authorities reopened their investigation into her death said being skeptical was the key to determining it was no simple accident.

CBS 2–09/25/2012

Doctor Testifies At Peterson Trial About Conflicting Savio Autopsies

For a second day, the focus in the Drew Peterson murder trial has been the two autopsies that came to different conclusions about Kathleen Savio’s death, and the judge has had to tell the lawyers to stop bickering in front of jurors.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2012

A sketch of Drew Peterson and his son, Kristopher Peterson, sitting in court during a break in the elder Peterson's murder trial. (Credit: Cheryl Cook)

Drew Peterson Gets Visit From Son During Trial

A nursing school classmate of Kathleen Savio’s testified Thursday that Savio talked about domestic violence committed against her by Drew Peterson, and showed her the marks that he had left.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2012

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Autopsy: 19th Person Killed By Heat This Month

A Tuesday autopsy determined that an elderly woman died in part from the heat — the 19th heat-related death in Cook County in a week.

07/10/2012

Darrin Hanna died in November 2011, a week after he was allegedly beaten and repeatedly shocked with a stun gun at the hands of North Chicago police. (Family supplied photo)

Attorneys: Autopsy Shows Police Brutality Caused North Chicago Man’s Death

It’s been months since a 45-year-old man died one week after North Chicago police officers allegedly beat him during an arrest, but Lake County authorities have yet to issue an autopsy report. Attorneys said Wednesday an independent autopsy proves Darrin Hanna died from police brutality.

CBS 2–02/22/2012

Chicago Fire Department

Autopsy: Woman Found In Unheated Home Died From Cold

A Saturday autopsy determined the death of a woman found unresponsive Friday in her Southwest Side residence was cold related.

01/28/2012

Former Weezer bass player Mikey Welsh (Source: Welsh's Twitter page)

Ex-Weezer Bassist Dies At Chicago Hotel

Former Weezer bass player Mikey Welsh, who also found success in his second career as an artist, died in a Chicago hotel room, police said Sunday.

10/09/2011

Honeybee

Autopsy Inconclusive In Man’s Death After Bee Attack

An autopsy on Wednesday proved inconclusive in the death of a 62-year-old Roselle man who died after he attempted to clear a nest of bees or hornets that was near his home.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2011

Water generic

Missing Man’s Body Pulled From Lake Near Fox Lake

An autopsy is planned for a man whose body was pulled from a lake near Fox Lake over the weekend, after he was reported missing.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2011

Cesar Rodriguez, left, and Tomas Garay, 58, are among two Chicagoans whose deaths are considered heat-related. (CBS)

Heat Wave Proves Fatal

The exteme heat is suspected of being a factor in the deaths of at least seven Cook County residents in the last few days.

07/21/2011

Jail/Prison

Autopsy Inconclusive For Boy Who Died In Police Custody

An autopsy has been deemed inconclusive for a 17-year-old boy who died in police custody, after being arrested for possession of heroin on the city’s West Side.

CBS Chicago–07/14/2011

Garage Body

Body Found In Container Identified As Missing Ind. Woman

The body found bound and beaten to death inside a plastic container in the Far South Side Roseland neighborhood has been identified as a missing northwest Indiana woman.

CBS Chicago–06/23/2011

Christian Choate (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Probe Continues Into Death Of Boy Kept In Dog Cage

The probe continues into the bizarre death of Christian Choate – the 13-year-old boy who was kept in a dog cage for a year in a Northwest Indiana trailer park.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2011

Daryl Hawks (Credit: NBC CHICAGO)

M.E. Still Not Sure What Caused Sportscaster’s Death

Daryl Hawks of NBC 5 was in Atlanta to cover the Chicago Bulls-Atlanta Hawks NBA playoff series when he was found dead Thursday morning.

05/13/2011

Dave Duerson

Autopsy Results To Be Released For Duerson’s Brain

Researchers from Boston University are set to announce autopsy results this morning for former Chicago Bear Dave Duerson, who committed suicide in February.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2011

File Photo Of Jim Tyree And Kenny Williams (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Getty Images for Niche Media)

Death Of Sun-Times’ Owner James Tyree Ruled Accident

The Cook County Medical Examiner says the death of Sun-Times owner James Tyree was an accident.

WBBM Newsradio–03/18/2011

Tanya Shannon

Autopsy: No Trauma On Tanya Shannon’s Body

LaSalle County mother Tanya Shannon died of cold exposure, and her body did not have any signs of trauma, according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–01/06/2011

Michael Scott, Christopher Kelly

More Detail Revealed In 2 High-Profile Suicides

Information comes from Medical Examiner on Former Chicago Board of Education president Michael Scott, former Blagojevich fundraiser and advisor Christopher Kelly deaths.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2010

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