Medical Examiner’s Office

Attorney Sanford Rubenstein (left) and Hector Ballesteros announce a $5 million lawsuit against New York City on June 17, 2014. (Credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Family Gets $115,000 From NYC For Sending Corpse To Medical School For Research

Aura Ballesteros, 85, died in May 2014 at a Bronx nursing home.


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Family-Appointed Pathologist: Eric Garner’s Death Was Homicide

An independent forensic investigator representing the family of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died in police custody, agrees his death was a homicide.


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NYC Medical Examiner’s Office Begins Fingerprinting Bodies For Database

The city Medical Examiner’s Office has begun to fingerprint every body who dies an unnatural death — an accident, medical complication or even suicide or homicide, would be fingerprinted.


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Report: NYC Health Department Underreporting Deaths Caused By Accidents, Preventable Medical Complications

The health department’s bureau of vital statistics reported only a fraction of deaths caused by accidents or preventable medical complications compared to the medical examiner’s office.


Margarine Lyons was found dead in a Brownsville apartment. (credit: Handout)

11-Day-Old Boy, Woman Found Dead In Brownsville Apartment

Police are investigating after a woman and a newborn baby were found dead in a Brownsville, Brooklyn apartment Thursday morning.


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Medical Examiner To Continue Holding 9/11 Remains At Different Site

The medical examiner’s office said Tuesday that the remains were moved from the 30th Street building as a precaution before superstorm Sandy hit.


A piece of a jet believed to be from one of the 9/11 hijacked planes is removed by police after it was found wedged between two buildings near the World Trade Center site on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. (credit: Juliet Papa)

9/11 Plane Debris Found Near WTC Site Removed

Crews loaded the aircraft part onto a flatbed truck Wednesday morning after pulling it out from a narrow alley just north of the World Trade Center.


An official (C) in a protective white suit from the New York City Medical Examiners Office, enters a site April 30, 2013 in Lower Manhattan where New York police said that they have found a fragment of one of two airplanes that slammed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Workers Sifting For Human Remains At 9/11 Plane Debris Site

Personnel from the fire and police departments also were at the scene Tuesday.


A police officer stands in front of the building on Park Place in lower Manhattan where a piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the planes destroyed in the September 11 attacks has been discovered on April 26, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Police: Plane Wreckage Found Near WTC Site Is Wing Gear

Boeing Co. confirmed the rusted metal part from a Boeing 767 is a trailing edge flap support structure, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said. It helps secure wing flaps that aid in regulating plane speed.


Rescue Workers At Ground Zero (credit: Beth A. Keiser/AFP/Getty Images)

ME: Possible Human Remains Found In World Trade Center Debris

Of the 2,752 victims killed at the World Trade Center site — previously known as ground zero — 1,634 have been identified.


New York City Medical Examiner's Office (file / credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

DNA Evidence Error Found In NYC Crime Lab

One employee has been fired and another suspended after the crime lab discovered more than 50 cases in which DNA samples weren’t sent to a state database.


Ground Zero after September 11 attacks (credit: Getty Images)

Remains Of 9/11 Victim Karol Ann Keasler Identified In NYC

Keasler was 42 when she died and worked in the World Trade Center at investment bank Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Inc.


Jury Awards Staten Island Family $1M Over Morgue Incident

A Staten Island jury has awarded $1 million to a family that sued the city over a morgue incident.


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Company Accuses Medical Examiner’s Office Of Stealing 9/11 Secrets

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — A software company is accusing the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office of stealing secrets. The Medical Examiner’s Office paid Michigan-based Gene Codes $13 million over three years to help […]