Cook County Medical Examiner’s office
The Cook County Board President’s office says a staggering 44 bodies have been in the morgue cooler for 10 months or longer, awaiting burial.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says there’s no question: If the county morgue had better management there wouldn’t be what sources say is a pileup of bodies there.
“Horrendous” is how one funeral director describes conditions inside the Cook County Medical Examiner’s cooler.
The Cook County Morgue is once again double-stacking bodies on trays in its cooler.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says is concerned about plans by the county Medical Examiner to donate unclaimed bodies for medical research after only two weeks in the morgue.
A Cook County Medical Examiner’s office employee was busted in a prostitution sting overnight, for allegedly soliciting a woman who turned out to be an undercover police officer.
The body of William Berry, 54, has never even made it to the county cemetery, even though he died ten months ago.
WBBM Newsradio 780 has learned that the cooler at the Cook County morgue is so crowded right now, bodies are doubled-up on some of the trays.