Postmortem Identification

Two years after I began working as a death investigator, I transferred to a different office in another state. While I wasn’t new to the job, my supervisors were keeping a close eye on me.   via GIPHY  As I’ve mentioned before, every office works differently. At my first job, the pathologists conducted scene investigations for infant deaths and homicides. […]

The Hospice Plot Twist

This blog post is dedicated to one of many Facebook discussions I’ve participated in. There’s a crime fiction group I’m a member of where writers can post questions about police procedures and investigations so they can write accurate stories. A bunch of people were asking questions about death investigations and morgues which was super exciting for me because that’s right […]

Things I’ve Said During an Autopsy

via GIPHY The following blog post contains some graphic descriptions. If you have a weak stomach, stop reading!!! via GIPHYvia GIPHYStill with me? Okay. You’ve been warned. Once upon a time, it was summer. The summer season meant two things for the medical examiner’s office. Homicides and decomposed bodies. via GIPHYMost forensic technicians would probably choose assisting a pathologist with […]

Why was this necessary?

One of the biggest gripes I had while I was in graduate school – working on my forensic science degree – was the ridiculous number of PowerPoint presentations we had to give for each class. I mean, really? Why is this necessary? How was knowing how to put together a PowerPoint presentation going to help any of us once we […]

Things you probably shouldn’t say during a job interview

via GIPHYThis blog series – Morbid Memories – was really hard for me to get started. I wanted to write about my time working as a death investigator but I had no idea where to start. Do I start by trying to convince everyone that I was this really creepy kid who mutilated animals and hid their body parts in […]