West Virginia Funeral Home Mix-Up

A West Virginia family has filed a lawsuit in Kanawha County Circuit Court against the now closed Bartlett-Burdette-Cox Funeral Home in Charleston.  The family of Madeline Yost claims the funeral home switched her body with the body of Margaret Fraser back in January...

LA County Coroner Cremates Wrong Man

The LA County coroner’s office has “accidentally” cremated the wrong man. Jorge Hernandez was cremated while his family was making plans for his funeral. Apparently there were two men named Jorge Hernandez at the morgue. The coroner’s office says that a technician...

16 Bodies Found in Florida Funeral Home

After 16 decomposing bodies were found in a Florida funeral home, two people have been arrested. Bay County Florida sheriff’s deputies arrested Gregory Dunphy and Felicia Boesch after finding the bodies at Brock’s Home Town Funeral Home in Callaway.   Mr. Dunphy is...

DNA From Cremated Remains

Can you get DNA from from cremated remains?  There are differing opinions.  But here are some facts. A crematory furnace operates anywhere between 1000 and 1900 degrees. This can vary depending on the model and how modern the furnace is.  A cremation in a modern...

Types of Poisoning

What are the different types of poisoning?  Acute poisoning: Acute poisoning is exposure to a poison during a short period of time or on one occasion. Symptoms typically develop in soon after exposure. Absorbing a poison is necessary for systemic poisoning. In...