i heard about that. that would be the most horrifying experience ever thinking your child is alive then finding out she had died. then the other family thinking their daughter was dead only to find out she was alive. i cannot imagine how those familes feel.
yes..I have watched this play out in the news for a little while now...so very sad...for all concerned..The poor familes...both of them..but..the girls did really look simular..but..more diagnostic testing should have been done...with all the forensic shows on..we expect that to be how things go in real life..but..sadly..mistakes happen...and we will probably never know how it really ends..I live in the state..and many things are never cleared up...we as the public seem to be left hanging..but...I feel the need to say now..We should all thank God for the blessings we have....
To work as a coroner, you must: complete a bachelor's degree complete medical school complete pathology training and residency or be elected to the position have good communication skills; and have administrative and investigative skills.
Formal Education There are different levels of preparation, depending on the type of coroner.
Medical examiners are physicians who practice any branch of medicine. Pathologists are physicians trained in the medical specialty of pathology. Forensic pathologists are physicians who specialize in forensic pathology. They have completed specific training in various aspects of death investigation. Coroners, in contrast, are not required to have medical training.
I know thats what they have to do here but on the news the other night they said this problem would ahve been avoided if they had a medical examiner with any medical training unstead of legal training. I didn't know if they were just making fun of him or if he literally had no medical knowledge,which is nutts but apparently legal some places.
I so want to be the countys coroner but whos paying for my medical school? :)
"But Indiana's coroners don't have to be doctors. The state imposes no educational or mandatory training requirements. The only prerequisites: A coroner must be at least 18 and have been a resident of the county where he or she is seeking election for one year."
WOW! So anyone popular enough could be a coroner there. thats kinda scary.
***Edited By: joce on 6/4/2006 7:17:04 PM*** Reason: g
I've taken an autopsy class, and there is a lot of stuff you have to know. I just got the basics because it was for a CSI certificate, but that class was still tough. I know in CA you have to be a dr. and if I recall correctly, its an elected position.
But I do agree, a family member still should have ID'd the body. When my best friend was killed, his girlfriend was with him, and they still made his mom ID his body. You just can't be too sure.