The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the city’s first openly gay deputy sheriff died by suicide, according to findings confirmed by the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office.
By Jay Connor
The Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office on Monday confirmed what many suspected: Dante M. Austin, the city’s first openly gay deputy sheriff, whose body was found Friday morning, died by suicide.
By Mensah Dean
The Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed that the wound was self-inflicted.
By John Riley
I called the Medical Examiner’s Office myself and left a message, and also sent an email, and this is the response I received from James Garrow, communications director for the Philadelphia Department of Health:
Thank you for reaching out, Christine. The Medical Examiner’s Office and Health Department have no comment on this request.
By Christine Flowers
James Garrow, spokesman for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, which oversees the Medical Examiner’s Office, said he cannot release additional information about the investigation into Greenberg’s death. These investigations are protected under privacy laws and all the office is required to release is the name, cause and manner of death, he said.
But he noted, “In this particular case, the medical examiner must have felt there was sufficient evidence to feel that the decedent in this case had the intention of committing suicide.”
He said officials with the Medical Examiner’s Office have spoken with a private investigator for the Greenberg family and said they would reopen Ellen Greenberg’s case if some new evidence is presented to warrant that, but that has not yet happened.
By Steve Marroni
Derer was killed by multiple blunt impact injuries, according to the medical examiner, and the case has now been ruled a homicide.
By Cleve Bryan
The Medical Examiner’s Office said Teklu Mangesha died from multiple blunt-impact injuries in the fall, which happened around 2:40 a.m. March 26.
By Joseph Gambardello
It was unknown how many unclaimed remains of veterans are at the morgue at any given time, officials said. If a body is identified but family cannot be located, the Medical Examiner’s Office will have the remains cremated after 90 days, sooner if the family is found but unable or unwilling to make funeral arrangements.
By Melanie Burney
Addressing this question wasn’t very easy from a non-fictional and/or scientific perspective. Nobody within the Philadelphia Department of Public Health felt confident offering comments on account of a lack of experience with such situations.
By Brian Hickey