Posts Tagged ‘Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’

Return to Sender: How Did D.C. Ship the Wrong Body to South Carolina?

Judging by the number of mourners, Kevin Ridge's first funeral has his second one beat.
Despite the funeral director's surprising insistence on a closed casket, the Aug. 14, 2011, service at a Methodist church in Murrells Inlet, S.C., attracted well-wishers from across the country. Obviously, the 51-year-old professor had made some mark on the world before [...]

Inside D.C. General: Former Staffers Talk Mold, Bathroom Blowjobs, and Mismanagement

Inside D.C. General's family shelter, the staff had a term for rooms deemed uninhabitable: "off line." This designation was reserved for the worst of the worst—rooms without working heat or overrun by mold or peeling paint or infested with roaches. The off-line label extended even to rooms that no one thought to convert to living [...]

CFSA Has Different Take on Newborn’s Death at D.C. General

On the early morning of Feb. 9, a newborn baby was found unconscious at D.C. General's family shelter. The baby was pronounced dead at an area hospital. D.C. Police reported that there was no signs of trauma and that the baby had been found in a bassinet.
Another city agency apparently has a different take on [...]

A Newborn Died at the D.C. General Shelter in February

A newborn was found unconscious at the D.C. General family shelter on the morning of Feb. 9. The baby girl was rushed to Children's Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Beverly Fields, the spokesperson for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, tells City Desk that the cause and manner of the child's death are still [...]

Pizza Mart Owner Died From ‘Blunt Head Trauma,’ Stab Wounds

On Tuesday afternoon, the body of Shahabuddin Rana, 44, was found inside his Pizza Mart shop located along the 2300 block of 4th Street NE. Rana's homicide was complicated by reports of a small fire near his body and by the fact that the D.C. Police Department would not say how he died. DCist and [...]

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