Stories tagged: medical examiner
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
Medical examiner describes to jury how 2-year-old was beaten to death
Spokane County Medical Examiner John Howard said 2-year-old Adalynn Hoyt had 64 bruises on her body from her head to her feet when she died in September 2016 and it …
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016, 2:21 p.m.
Autopsy: Pulse gunman hit by 8 bullets in police shoot-out
The gunman who killed 49 patrons at a gay nightclub in Orlando was hit by at least eight bullets as he died in a shoot-out with a SWAT team.
Fri., June 10, 2016, 4:41 p.m.
Public helps identify man found in the Spokane River
Tips from the public have allowed the Spokane County Medical Examiner to identify a man found in the Spokane River Saturday.
UPDATED: Thu., June 2, 2016, 2:18 p.m.
Prince died of opioid overdose, official says
CHICAGO – Tests show that Prince died of an opioid overdose, a law enforcement official told the Associated Press on Thursday. The 57-year-old singer was found dead April 21 at …
Tue., May 10, 2016, 5:21 p.m.
One of three overdose deaths in March did not involve heroin
Test results show that a woman who was one of three people to found dead in Spokane County on March 9 died from drug toxicity, according to the Spokane County …
Wed., Dec. 18, 2013, 5 p.m.
Medical examiner identifies man found dead in Spokane River
The medical examiner’s office identified the man found in the Spokane River on Tuesday as Laurence S. Roebke.
Fri., June 7, 2013, 10:35 a.m.
Medical examiner says homicide victim was strangled
Regan Jolley, 33, was strangled, according to the official cause of death.
Tue., May 21, 2013
Bill on police-involved deaths now law
OLYMPIA – Spokane County’s medical examiners can feel free to talk about the results of investigations into deaths that involve actions by law enforcement officers, a new state law ensures. …
Wed., April 24, 2013
Bill allowing discussion of autopsies goes to Inslee
OLYMPIA – Spokane County’s medical examiners may soon have no legal barrier that stops them from talking about the results of investigations into deaths that involve actions by law enforcement …
Wed., April 3, 2013, 11:16 a.m.
Medical examiner lists jail death as homicide
The death of a 33-year-old man in the booking area of the Spokane County Jail in Feburary has been listed as a homicide.
Sat., March 9, 2013
Bill eases rules on autopsy comments
OLYMPIA – Medical examiners would have permission to discuss their conclusions from the autopsies for people killed during law enforcement actions under a bill that passed the state Senate unanimously …
Sat., Feb. 9, 2013
Bill eases autopsy disclosures
OLYMPIA – A proposal to allow law enforcement officials to discuss details of autopsies from officer-involved shootings cleared its first hurdle Friday. Senate Bill 5256 is designed to address a …
Sat., Feb. 2, 2013
Bill would ease rules on autopsy privacy
OLYMPIA – Medical examiners would be able to discuss the results of autopsies in cases involving police shootings, giving them a chance to clear up what Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie …