Medical examiners


Opioids are killing tens of thousands more people than we thought, study finds

Public health officials overlooked more than 70,000 opioid-linked deaths from 1999 to 2015, according to the study.


Not even hospitals in Puerto Rico know how many people have died

VICE News called all 65 hospitals in Puerto Rico listed on the government’s website.


Opioids are killing too many people to autopsy all the bodies

Medical examiners across the U.S. are scrambling to keep up with the surge of bodies.


Coroners Might Be Hiding the Truth About Overdose Deaths

Deaths aren’t always ruled as overdoses, even when they are.


​Learning to Read Corpses at the Texas State Body Farm

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.