Allegheny County Medical Examiner

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Woman Convicted In Son’s Drowning Death Sentenced To Life In Prison

The woman who drowned her son in a local hotel bathtub has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

12/09/2013

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Judge Rules In Favor Of Organ Donation In Possible Shaken Baby Case

A 2-year-old Clearfield County girl is being called simply, “Baby Sophia.”

11/21/2013

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Woman Accused Of Drowning 2-Year-Old Son Found Guilty Of 1st-Degree Murder

The jury has found a West Virginia woman accused of drowning her 2-year-old son in a hotel bathtub guilty of first-degree murder.

09/20/2013

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Defense Rests Case In Trial Of Woman Accused Of Drowning 2-Year-Old Son

The defense has rested their case in the trial of a woman who is accused of drowning her 2-year-old son in a hotel room bathtub.

09/19/2013

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Husband To Waive Extradition In Wife’s Cyanide Poisoning Death

A defense attorney says a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher plans to waive extradition on charges of having fatally poisoned his neurologist wife with cyanide.

07/28/2013

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DA’s Affidavit Lays Out Case Against Husband Accused In Cyanide Poisoning

Shortly after Dr. Autumn Klein died, investigators knew it was due to cyanide poisoning. The question is, why.

07/26/2013

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DNA Evidence Links Suspect To Another Alleged Rape Case

A local man, already in jail in connection with several rape cases, has now been linked to another, and it’s all thanks to new DNA evidence. The case happened in Friendship back in 1989, and it has been unsolved ever since.

11/13/2012

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1 Killed In Penn Hills Motorcycle Accident

A local man was killed in a motorcycle accident. It happened in Penn Hills near Jefferson Heights Road.

07/09/2012

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Medical Examiner Seeks ID In 15-Year-Old Cold Case

In June of 1997, the body of a petite, black woman in her 80’s was found thrown over a hillside along Ohio River Boulevard and her body was mummified. That case remains open.

06/19/2012

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Local Law Enforcement Agencies Learn Crime Scene Investigation

Each room was set up like a different crime scene, everything from a meth lab to a shooting. Every crime scene has evidence and that’s what makes drills like this so critical.

05/03/2012

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Pedestrian Struck By Train In Glenfield

A pedestrian died after being hit by a train in Glenfield. The accident happened in the 100-block of East Beaver Street just before 7 p.m. Wednesday.

04/11/2012

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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.

12/23/2011

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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.

12/02/2011

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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.

11/28/2011

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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

11/23/2011

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