If you die a violent death, chances are you'll soon be on a cold table in front of someone like Eva Schemer.
Laws for governing the treatment of dead bodies are murky at best and contradictory at worst, since it's more of an ethical question whether corpses should be treated like people or property.
An interview with Aleksandrija Ajdukovic.
After collecting her dead body on the day she died, police found out that 90-year-old Caryl Vanzo's son had taken her to the bank earlier that day to take out money in her name.
A trip to the LA County Crematorium Cemetery.
I talked with Dr. Daniel Wescott, director of the Texas State Forensic Anthropology Center, about how bodies decompose in the wild and what our bones say about us.
"We are entrenched in the idea that dead bodies are dangerous, and we are entrenched in the idea that it is better to have professionals do it... American death is a really recent invention."
I've spent most of my life employed as a medicolegal death investigator. My career began at a coroner's office in New Orleans and concluded more than three decades later. I participated in 7,000 forensic autopsies and completed more than 2,000 next-of...
Dapper Cadaver is where the prop masters of your favorite movies and TV shows shop. Sure you could make your own corpses from scratch, but when there's a shop that offers medically realistic dead bodies, not just of humans, but of all creatures great...
Australia’s Northern Territory is huge, sparsely populated, poor, and crawling with deadly animals. It’s not surprising, then, that it doesn’t attract many professional types.
An eerie silence fell over the car. We’d gone from grimacing as this family screamed, ruining our collective commute, and now each person was wide eyed, shocked, and unsure of how to react. The teenager turned to her mom. “What do we –"