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Coroner on Robin Williamsís Death | The New York Times        12 August 2014

 

Lt. Keith Boyd,

an assistant deputy chief coroner for Marin County,

described the scene in Mr. Williamsís bedroom

when the actorís body was discovered.

 

Warning: Some details are graphic.

 

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How DNA Changed the World of Forensics | Retro Report | The New York Times        19 May 2014

 

Before DNA testing, prosecutors relied on less sophisticated forensic techniques,

including microscopic hair analysis, to put criminals behind bars.

 

But how reliable was hair analysis?

 

 

Related

How DNA Changed the World of Forensics        By Retro Report        NYT

http://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000002886783/how-dna-changed-the-world-of-forensics.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

forensics

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/12/nyregion/
new-york-city-agency-teaches-doctors-to-speak-for-the-dead.html

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPVkooi8m9I - NYT - 19 May 2014

 

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/2009-02-26-
forensics_N.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

forensic science

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/11/
opinion/sessions-is-wrong-to-take-science-out-of-forensic-science.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

forensics unit

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/10/
insider/reporter-gains-access-to-forensics-unit-and-its-not-like-csi.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

forensic examination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

coroner

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/01/19/
579300512/l-a-coroner-tom-petty-s-death-was-due-to-an-accidental-overdose

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/12/22/
572941583/coroner-releases-causes-of-death-for-all-58-victims-of-las-vegas-shooting

https://www.npr.org/2017/10/23/
559498678/i-can-t-breathe-explores-life-and-death-at-the-hands-of-police

 

http://www.npr.org/2015/11/07/
455159363/coroner-who-ruled-death-of-hero-cop-a-suicide-talks-about-autopsy-process

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/03/06/
391140790/coroner-identifies-homeless-man-on-skid-row-killed-by-lapd

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/13/
arts/williams-found-hanged-to-death-official-says.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/09/us/
james-brady-s-death-ruled-a-homicide-police-say.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

autopsy

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/30/us/
3-shots-from-police-killed-los-angeles-man-ezell-ford-autopsy-finds.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

identify

 

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/03/06/
391140790/coroner-identifies-homeless-man-on-skid-row-killed-by-lapd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louisiana State University's

Forensic Anthropology and Computer Enhancement Services    FACES

 

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/2009-02-26-
forensics_N.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

extract DNA from N, and (...) match it to N

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/13/nyregion/
a-victim-looks-back-on-a-crime-with-hope-not-fear.html

 

 

 

 

DNA sample

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/04/us/
supreme-court-says-police-can-take-dna-samples.html

 

 

 

 

using DNA samples

taken from convicted criminals

to track down relatives

who may themselves have committed a crime

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/09/us/
09sleeper.html

 

 

 

 

national database of criminals' DNA

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2006-10-19-
dna-analysis_x.htm

 

 

 

 

near-certain match

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/12/us/
dna-evidence-identified-in-boston-strangler-case.html

 

 

 

 

clear DNA match

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/11/
documentary-uncovers-detectives-persistence-in-boston-strangler-case/

 

 

 

 

conclusive DNA evidence / positive match

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/13/nyregion/
13dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

autopsy

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/18/us/
politics/independent-michael-brown-autopsy-planned-by-obama-administration.html

 

 

 

 

private autopsy

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/18/us/
michael-brown-autopsy-shows-he-was-shot-at-least-6-times.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coroner Identifies Man

Whose Head Was Found

in Hollywood Park

 

January 19, 2012

The New York Times

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) ó Coroner's officials on Friday identified a man whose dismembered head, hands and feet were found in a Hollywood park as a 66-year-old from Los Angeles, and police continued to hunt for his killer.

The victim's name is Hervey Medellin, coroner's Lt. David Smith said. Public directories show Medellin lived in a Hollywood apartment near the rugged, hillside park where his remains were found.

Investigators served a search warrant Thursday night on a Hollywood apartment in the area, but it wasn't immediately clear if it was Medellin's apartment.

"They did serve a search warrant last night. They are following clues, and the case is progressing. Guys are working around the clock to find out who did it and find the rest of the body," police Cmdr. Andrew Smith said Friday.

He did not elaborate on why the warrant was served or what, if anything, detectives found.

"We don't want to give out too much information because the investigation is ongoing," Smith said.

Medellin's head was found Tuesday by a dog walker at Bronson Canyon Park, and police searchers discovered the hands and feet during a two-day search that ended Thursday. The park, a brushy, wooded expanse of rolling hills just below the Hollywood sign, reopened Friday.

Although police have concluded no other body parts were dumped in the park, visitors who find anything they believe are related to the victim's death should contact authorities, Smith said.

More than 120 police officers, firefighters and Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies searched 7 acres of the park after the head was discovered in a plastic grocery bag. The hands and feet were found nearby.

Police have said they believe the victim was killed elsewhere and his remains dumped just inside the park, which attracts hundreds of hikers and dog walkers on most days.

Although rustic, it is located just a short distance from film studios and other Hollywood attractions.

Police believe the body parts were left there no more than a day or two before the head was found because they had barely decomposed and had not been attacked by coyotes that roam through the park at night.

Authorities don't believe the Los Angeles case is connected to a case in Tucson, Ariz., where police found a torso on Jan. 6. They say if the two were related, the remains would have been more badly decomposed.

Medellin's head was found after the dog walker let one of the animals she was shepherding through the park off its leash and it began playing with a plastic bag. When it shook the bag, the head fell out.

Smith said whoever dumped the head had gone to some effort to conceal it.

"If it had not been for the dog walker, we might never have found it," he said.

___

Associated Press writer Bob Christie in Phoenix

contributed to this report.

Coroner Identifies Man Whose Head Was Found in Hollywood Park,
NYT,
19.1.2012,
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/01/19/
us/AP-US-Human-Head-Found.html - broken link

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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