Medical Examiner

Sandra Bland (Source: Facebook)

Naperville Woman’s Family Hires Medical Examiner For New Autopsy After Death In Texas Jail Cell

Sandra Bland was found dead in her jail cell on July 13, three days after she was arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer during a traffic stop in Waller County, about 50 miles north of Houston.


Cook County Medical Examiner's Office

Medical Examiner To Post Information, Photos Of Unidentified Bodies

Beginning Wednesday, the Cook County Medical Examiner will post information about unidentified bodies, including, in some cases, photographs.


First Cold-Exposure Death Reported In Chicago

An 83-year-old Chicago woman is the first cold-related death of the season in Cook County.


Dr. Stephen Cina is the new Cook County medical examiner. (CBS)

New Cook County Medical Examiner Wants To Turn Page On Morgue Scandal

Dr. Stephen Cina says with about 5,000 bodies passing through the facility each year, the challenges are great. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


Dr. Nancy Jones

Former Medical Examiner Grants Newspaper Interview In Wake Of Scandal

The former Cook County Medical Examiner is speaking out for the first time after being forced from office two months ago.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2012

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

Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Web Site

Milwaukee County Posts Photos Of Unidentified Bodies Online

Milwaukee County, Wis., is taking a drastic step to identify dozens of those who died as John and Jane Doe’s.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2012

Summer Sun

Heat-Related Death Tally Hits 12

A 78-year-old Dixmoor woman died in part from the extreme heat that settled over Chicago last week, bringing the number of temperature-related deaths to 12 for Cook County.


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.


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