New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner

Attorney Sanford Rubenstein, left, and Hector Ballesteros talk July 24, 2015. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

After Reaching Settlement With City, Family Discusses Mixup With Woman’s Body

The family of 85-year-old Aura Ballesteros has reached a $115,000 settlement with the city.


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 Sues NYC After Bronx Woman’s Body Mistakenly Sent To Medical School

The city medical examiner’s office treated a Bronx grandmother like “garbage” when it mistakenly shipped off her corpse for research, the woman’s family alleges in a new lawsuit.


Philip Seymour Hoffman poses at the 2010 Marrakech Film Festival in Marrakech, Morocco. (credit: Getty Images)

Drug Suspects In Court; Connection To Philip Seymour Hoffman Probed

The four suspects arrested on drug charges stemming from the investigation into Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death had the actor’s cell phone number, a source said Wednesday night.