Tag: coroner

  • Dead Body Falls Out of Coroner Van, Lands in Road

    Dead Body Falls Out of Coroner Van, Lands in Road

    This is not a prank.

    A dead body on a gurney fell out of a coroner's van when a door malfunctioned, sending the corpse into the middle of a busy roadway in Bucks County. Continue Reading

  • Indiana Coroner Showed Up At Crime Scene Drunk, Police Say

    Indiana Coroner Showed Up At Crime Scene Drunk, Police Say

    When Tamara Vangundy showed up at a crime scene early Thursday morning in suburban Indianapolis, she was stumbling and swaying and reeked of alcohol, police say. The coroner for Hancock County, Ind., suspected of being drunk, was asked to take a sobriety test, which she failed. Police then took her to the... Continue Reading

  • Confessions of a Coroner

    Confessions of a Coroner

    What's it really like in a coroner's office? The truth is, it's nothing like what you see on television. As I stood over the railroad tracks, freezing and cold on a damp, rainy December morning, the sight was gruesome. Some kid had decided to throw himself in front of an Amtrak train -- and now I, as the... Continue Reading

  • They're Dirty Jobs, But They Gotta Get Done

    Theirs are often thankless jobs, but without the following professionals, most of us probably wouldn't be able to enjoy so many of the things we often take for granted, from clean bathrooms, homes and work spaces to the convenience of buying fresh fish and deli meats at the market. The following occupations... Continue Reading