Archives: medical examiner

Virginia’s suicide rate highest in 13 years

Virginia’s suicide rate is the highest it’s been in 13 years, according to the state’s chief medical examiner. Experts say the causes may include the poor economy and lack of mental health services.

Life in the morgue as a medical examiner

About 1,000 autopsies are performed each year in RVA. I went inside the morgue and talked with a medical examiner that performs many of them.