Unattended Death Investigations

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There has been quite a bit of news coverage over the last couple of days regarding two unattended death investigations we’ve handled.  An unattended death is simply an instance in which a person dies and there is no one around that can provide information about how or why the person died.  A number of things, from natural causes to murders, can cause unattended deaths.

Because we don’t know the circumstances surrounding the death (the who, what, how, and why) we often assign detectives to work the case until we have more information. That’s exactly what happened in the two most recent cases.  In these cases the autopsy reports provide us with many of the answers we need.  Here are the two news releases regarding the two unattended deaths we investigated this week.  They provide a lot of information that will hopefully answer many of your questions about what happened leading up to these deaths.

 C11-050 Merola, BJ Media Release

C11-051 Salazar, CA Media Release

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