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Tulsa ME's Office: Crock-Pots And Broom Closets Amid Backlog

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  1. SeriouslySearching

    SeriouslySearching Active Member

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    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.

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    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.

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    The Medical Examiner's Office has nearly 900 pending cases statewide, an improvement from the 1,300 cases backlogged in August.

    http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/heal...cle_03c4d03e-0fb6-5c61-b3c6-9764d99069ee.html
     
  2. Linda7NJ

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    That's frightening and very sad.


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  3. CHERIE.T

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    Glad I don't live there.
     

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