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Harris County Medical Examiner's Office

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    September 3, 2014

    Houston Oilman Hal Kuntz Commits Suicide in Penthouse

    A prominent Houston oilman committed suicide in his River Oaks penthouse last month, officials confirmed this week. The Harris County Medical Examiner's Office confirms that Hal G. Kuntz died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on August 18. Houston police officers who responded to a c ... More >>

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    December 6, 2013

    Neal Robbins: Serving Life for a Homicide -- Only Now There is No Official "Homicide."

    In 1998, a Harris County associate medical examiner ruled that 17- month old Tristan Rivet died as a result of homicide, and a Montgomery County jury decided that Neal Robbins killed her. In 2007, the same medical examiner decided she made a mistake, and that the cause of death should have been "un ... More >>

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    October 23, 2012

    Sheriff's Office Asks For Help in IDYing Dead Victim Wearing Smurfette T-shirt

    A woman whose dead body may have been inside a garbage bag for a month before discovery was wearing a Smurfette T-shirt and Harris County Sheriff's deputies hope this will lead to her ID. According to HCSO, the garbage bag was found in the 12500 block of Walters Road in north Harris County on Tuesd ... More >>

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    March 4, 2010

    Teflon Man

    Now playing in River Oaks, Gary Ross has stayed one step ahead of trouble and judgments across the country.

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    January 22, 2010

    Judge Blasts Autopsy In Baby-Killer Case; New Trial May Happen

    ‚ÄčEleven years into a life sentence for killing his girlfriend's daughter, Neil Robbins might be granted a new trial.After hearing arguments this morning from Robbins's attorney, Brian Wice, and Montgomery County District Attorney Bill Delmore, District Court Judge Michael Mayes concluded that ... More >>

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    June 26, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: Some Arrests, And Sex Gone Wrong

    Houston police have arrested Harry Dwight Williams for allegedly shooting a 19-year-old man and his girlfriend earlier this month at McCullough Park. Police say that James Smith, 19, was walking through the park with his girlfriend when he saw Williams, and the two men started arguing. When they sta ... More >>

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    May 26, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: Death Doesn't Take A Holiday

    Unfortunately, murder doesn't recognize holiday weekends, as evidenced by the following homicide investigations recently opened by area law enforcement.A man was killed following a shootout with Humble police late this morning. Details are limited, but the incident occurred outside an employment off ... More >>

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    September 13, 2007

    Cold Case

    Woman found dead 17 years ago in Manvel remains unidentified

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    July 17, 2007
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    April 19, 2007

    The Choking Game

    Levi Draher came back from the dead. Other players were not so lucky.

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    December 9, 2004

    The Last Ride

    The HSPCA has tightened controls on its lethal "blue juice." But it's too late to matter for Anthony Helzer.

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    April 29, 2004

    Collision Course

    A lawsuit challenges deputies who shoot fleeing drivers

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    June 5, 2003

    Screwed!

    Robert Casey told on Constable Perry Wooten. Wooten fired him. Now Casey and two other people are suing to get their jobs back.

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    February 10, 2000

    Billie Bob's (Mis) Fortune

    Less than two years after Billie Bob Harrell Jr. took the $31 million lottery jackpot, he took his own life

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    December 16, 1999

    Still Open and Shut

    The state bows out of the Beauchamp case

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    August 19, 1999

    Approaching Death At The County Morgue

    For three years as Harris County's chief medical examiner, Dr. Joye Carter has been haunted by controversy. Can she survive?

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    March 25, 1999

    Queen of the Good Ol' Boys

    The macho world of trial law is ruled by tough, hard-driving men -- and by Katherine Scardino, a tough, hard-driving woman

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    January 7, 1999
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    July 30, 1998

    An Open But Shut Case

    Paul Beauchamp's death was ruled a homicide. So why isn't the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office investigating?

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    March 5, 1998

    Dissecting Dr. Carter

    Harris County's chief pathologist finds herself under the microscope.

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    January 1, 1998
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    December 25, 1997
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    July 24, 1997

    Death of an Informant

    Donald Chaline died as he had lived: in a tangle of crime, alcohol and mystery.

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    January 9, 1997

    Bloodletting?

    The medical examiner's controversial DNA expert is fired... for doing her job

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    May 30, 1996

    Blood Feud

    The head of the ME's DNA lab says prosecutors are trying to discredit her for failing to be a "team player"

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    May 2, 1996

    Case Closed?

    A year later, there's still only one suspect in the killing of HPD's Alan Mabry

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    January 25, 1996

    Autopsy

    Since Dr. Joe retired as Harris Countys chief medical examiner, the morgue itself has been undergoing a critical examination. Whats been uncovered botched postmortems, illegal tissue-harvesting, double-dipping pathologists reveals a county office thats op

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    June 15, 1995

    Mad Dog's Demise

    Alan Mabry was a man on a mission. His death last month left friends, colleagues and authorities baffled -- as did his obsessive life.

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    May 5, 1994

    A Bad Place to Die

    Robbie Bayley's life led straight to his death. Only nobody could see where he was going.

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