Do Unattended Deaths Require an Autopsy?

California law enumerates specific situations in which a county coroner must undertake a forensic investigation, including an autopsy. The law enumerates more than a couple dozen situations in which an autopsy must be conducted. A good many of these scenarios are potential situations that may have caused the death of a person whose remains are…

The Process of Dead Body Odor Removal

A decomposing body emits an odor that can fairly be described as most foul. Sadly, there are situations in which a death occurs and the remains of the deceased individual remain undiscovered for a period of time for one reason or another. In such situations, because the decomposition process progresses, the scene of the death…

Who Pays for Crime Scene Cleanup?

The violent crime rate in California is higher than the national average at 451 violent crimes perpetrated per every 100,000 people in the state annually, according to the Public Policy Institute of California. A majority of violent crimes occur in residences. Consequently, homeowners and others are faced with crime scene cleanup. A fundamental question faced…

What Are the Contents of Human Feces?

In the medical arena, a considerable amount of discussion occurs regarding human feces. The state of a person’s feces can be indicative of if that individual is afflicted with some type of malady or disease, according to the Mayo Clinic. The shape, color, presence of blood, and other factors can provide physicians with basic information…