Medical examiner still hasnt issued a report Christian Giggenbach Register-Herald Reporter The December 2005 death of a 3-week-old infant in Raleigh County continues to be shrouded in mystery because the state medical examiners office has failed to issue any findings in the case. Just over a year ago, on Dec. 12, 2005, police were dispatched to Raleigh General Hospital after receiving a call about a dead infant transported to the hospital by his parents, Benjamin Tyson Honaker, 26, of White Sulphur Springs, and Jennifer Payne Honaker, age unknown. The couple had stayed the previous night at Park Inns & Suites, where police believe the child died in their presence. When contacted by The Register-Herald Tuesday, officials from the medical examiners office gave no specific reason for the delay and said the report will be released shortly. There was some clarification in this investigation that had to be forwarded to our office, Mike Scragg, director of investigations for the medical examiners office, said. The doctor (in charge of the case) has been notified, and the case will be released shortly. Just two weeks after the infants death, one official from the medical examiners office said a report would be forthcoming in four to six weeks. When contacted again last March, Chief Medical Examiner Dr. James Kaplan said cases handed to his office in December 2005 should have already been completed, but he said it sometimes takes two to three months or even longer if there are unanswered questions about the death. Raleigh County authorities say the investigation is pending, but that they cant move forward until a cause of death has been issued. No charges have been filed in the infants death. As of late Wednesday, Raleigh County Prosecutor Larry Frail said no report on the infants death had been received by his office. More at the link http://www.register-herald.com/local/local_story_003222017.html This is absolutely unacceptable. A year has passed and the medical examiners office has not released a report on the cause of death! The Prosecuter's office says no charges have been filed in the case because they have not received a report from the ME's office.