January 25, 2008

Autopsy with Dr. Baden

One of my favorite shows on TV airs on HBO entitled Autopsy with Dr. Michael Baden. Dr. Baden serves as New York's medical examiner. He has done high profile cases such as Nicole Simpson & Ron Goldman, The Romanovs Last Imperial Family of Russia, President Kennedy, Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols, and Medgar Evers civil rights activist. I have read his book Dead Reckoning: The New Science of Catching Killers. Dr. Baden has the incredible gift and talent to allow the dead to speak, to give voice and shine light on horrific crimes and help put the perpetrators behind bars.

One of his cases that sticks out most in my mind is when a bag of bones was found in a river along with what looked like, at first glance, two jelly fish. The jelly fish turned out to be breast implants. The implants had a number printed on them and with that number, the implants were traced back to the owner. A woman, who had a connection with drug dealers and was murdered and had her body thrown in the river. I'm sure when she went to the plastic surgeon for the consultation she never imaged that those breast implants would one day help to identify her killer.

I have included posts in my blog about some of the stories featured on Autopsy.

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