Monday, July 15, 2019

Kansas City Desperately Seeking Medical Examiners Amid Summer Murder Spike

Here's a scary sign of the times as the heightened demand to examine bodies has elicited a macabre help wanted.

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The Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office shorthanded

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Nationwide, there is a shortage of qualified forensic pathologists, but in the metro, the Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office performed nearly 800 autopsies last year alone. Traditionally, there have been four pathologists at the Jackson County Medical examiner's office. They are now down to two.

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