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Tales from the morgue : forensic answers to nine famous cases including the Scott Peterson & Chandra Levy cases

Author: Cyril H Wecht; Mark Curriden; Angela Powell
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2005.
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"In Tales from the Morgue, Dr. Cyril Wecht, one of the most sought-after forensic pathologists in the world, shares his insights and scientific expertise on nine cases that he has officially investigated - high-profile cases as well as other lesser-known but highly intriguing mysteries. For the Scott Peterson case, Dr. Wecht became intimately involved: carefully studying the remains of Laci and Connor Peterson in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case Reports
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wecht, Cyril H., 1931-
Tales from the morgue.
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2005
(OCoLC)761405734
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cyril H Wecht; Mark Curriden; Angela Powell
ISBN: 159102353X 9781591023531
OCLC Number: 60767007
Description: 314 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: The murder trial of Scott Peterson : sex, lies, and audiotape --
Jayson Williams : one last game --
Chandra Levy : lost and found --
The case of Jonny Gammage : death in police custody --
The captain's death : suicide, murder, or accident? --
Gander air crash : ice or sabotage? --
Jane Bolding : angel of death or victim of statistics? --
Coup d'État : the assassination of President John F. Kennedy --
"Good-bye, Norma Jeane" : the death of Marilyn Monroe.
Responsibility: Cyril Wecht and Mark Curriden with Angela Powell.
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"In Tales from the Morgue, Dr. Cyril Wecht, one of the most sought-after forensic pathologists in the world, shares his insights and scientific expertise on nine cases that he has officially investigated - high-profile cases as well as other lesser-known but highly intriguing mysteries. For the Scott Peterson case, Dr. Wecht became intimately involved: carefully studying the remains of Laci and Connor Peterson in his dogged search for clues. In addition to recounting this sad story, he provides his detailed assessment of the evidence in the case as well as his view of the jury's verdict. For the Chandra Levy case, Dr. Wecht not only examined her remains but also visited the very remote and isolated scene of the tragic homicide. Moreover, he meticulously assesses the evidence concerning Rep. Gary Condit's alleged role in this case." "Dr. Wecht takes the reader inside some of the nation's most bizarre and intriguing medico-legal investigations and shows how forensic scientists help to solve crimes - and why they sometimes fail in their efforts. His vast experience and his willingness to take on the establishment if necessary and provide proof that runs counter to popular opinion make this book a page-turner."--Jacket.

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