Allegheny County Medical Examiner

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Wecht Hoping To Be Re-Appointed Medical Examiner

Big decisions lie ahead for the next Allegheny County Executive, but none may be more difficult than choosing the next Allegheny County Medical Examiner. The man holding the title right now has earned praise, but a big name from the past also wants the job.


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Cremated Human, Pet Remains Found In Defunct Funeral Home

Pittsburgh police and the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office searched a former funeral home and recovered a dozen containers of what appeared to be cremated remains.


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Forensic Evidence Helps Local Murder Investigation

The badly decomposed body of a woman was discovered wrapped in a carpet and discarded in a wooded area in Wilkinsburg leaving the police and forensic scientists at the Allegheny County Crime Lab little to go on.


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Local Crime Lab Helping To Solve Homicide Cases

They are the real CSI. Forensic scientists don’t carry weapons and don’t make arrests; but in the new Allegheny County Crime Lab, they’re using state-of-the-art technology to help police solve murders and rapes


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Allegheny County Crime Lab Goes High-Tech

For years, Allegheny County’s crime lab suffered from a lack of funding, staff and resources; and as a result, some violent criminals were never prosecuted.


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Allegheny County Crime Lab No Longer Backlogged

Federal grants have allowed the forensic scientists at the county’s new crime lab to analyze and process the evidence under the watchful eyes of the current Allegheny County Medical Examiner Dr. Karl Williams.


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Fatal North Side Shooting Probed

Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed on the North Side Tuesday night.


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Woman Killed After Accident Involving Farm Equipment

A woman is dead following an accident involving farm equipment in Elizabeth Township. It happened just after 9 p.m. at 201 Park Avenue.


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Man Found Dead In South Park

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office has been called to South Park Township.


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Deadly Fawn Township Crash Probed

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner has been called to the scene of an accident in Fawn Township.


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Body Found In East Liberty

The Allegheny County Medical Examiner is investigating the death of a person in East Liberty. The body was found on the porch of a home in the 5400-block of Penn Avenue.


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Decomposed Body Found In East Liberty Identified

A badly decomposed body was found in East Liberty Tuesday afternoon. According to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner, the body was found in an abandoned house on Manetto Way around 1 p.m.


Cyril Wecht, Allegheny County, medical examiner

Wecht Wants Job As Medical Examiner Back

He was the Allegheny County medical examiner before a federal prosecutor indicted him on corruption charges. But now that the charges have been dropped, and the term of the current medical examiner has expired, Cyril Wecht says he wants his job back.


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Body Found In McKeesport

MCKEESPORT (KDKA) — Police are investigating after a body was found in McKeesport. The body was found inside an apartment at Crawford Village. Allegheny County 911 tells KDKA-TV the call came in shortly before 4 […]




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