(NEW YORK) -- An open door to an apartment unit where a space heater caught fire allowed the smoke to spread throughout all floors of a 19-story building in New York City on Sunday, Mayor Eric Adams told ABC News. At least 17 people, including... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Dr. Barbara Sampson, the first woman to lead the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in its 100-year history, announced her departure Monday for a job in the private sector. Sampson has been with the agency 23 years, nine... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A Wyoming coroner on Tuesday said Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old travel blogger whose remains were recovered in September in a national park, died by strangulation. Petito's boyfriend and cross-country traveling companion, Brian Laundrie, has been named by investigators as a person of... Read More.
(RICHMOND, Va.) — Virginia Commonwealth University freshman Adam Oakes, who died after attending an alleged fraternity hazing event, died from alcohol poisoning, the medical examiner's office has ruled. Oakes' cause of death was "ethanol toxicity" and the manner of death was ruled an "accident," Arkuie... Read More.
(MCKINNEY, Texas) -- The death of a 26-year-old Black man in custody at a Texas jail has been ruled a homicide. Marvin Scott III, of Frisco, Texas, was arrested on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge by police in Allen, a suburb of northern Dallas, on... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) — U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick died of "natural" causes one day after a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, the Washington, D.C., medical examiner announced on Monday. The medical examiner's conclusion comes amid lingering questions over whether the 42-year-old... Read More.
By KARMA ALLEN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A case involving a Georgia teenager who was fatally shot by police has been classified as a homicide, concluding a months-long investigation by a local medical examiner's office.Vincent Truitt, 17, was... Read More.
(LOS ANGELES) -- Actress Naya Rivera, best known for playing Santana Lopez on the hit musical comedy Glee, accidentally drowned while swimming in Lake Piru in Southern California on July 8, the Ventura County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed Tuesday. "The circumstances and visual characteristics all... Read More.
Unfortunately, the ME Office has multiple updates for us today. The examination of the 43-year old female who was found in Lake Stevens on March 28 is now complete. The cause of death is drowning. The manner of ... Read More.