04-28-2014, 06:48 AM #1
Tulsa ME's Office: Crock-Pots And Broom Closets Amid Backlog
Tulsa Medical Examiner's Office makes do with Crock-Pots and broom closets
Office finds substitutes for needed equipment
Dr. Joshua Lanter points to the black Crock-Pot holding a large femur bone at the Medical Examiner's Office in Tulsa.
The Crock-Pot, the same kind available at Target, sits near a steel autopsy table in the agency's basement examination room. It's a necessary part of some autopsies to separate tissue from bone, but the state Medical Examiner's Office must do without the proper piece of medical equipment — called a boiling pot — in its Tulsa and Oklahoma City offices.
Paper bags of evidence from murder scenes are stored on the floor in a narrow evidence closet. The anthropologist, currently trying to identify more than 130 sets of human remains, works in a converted broom closet.
The Medical Examiner's Office has nearly 900 pending cases statewide, an improvement from the 1,300 cases backlogged in August.
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