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Posted: 10/11/2007 3:02:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2007 3:03:41 PM EST by AR15Texan]
Yes
No


I saw a murder victim being loaded in the the Coroner's van at my apartment complex. He was some weirdo who would pickup and paid day workers to pose nude for him while he painted. One of his "clients" decided to choke him and stuff him in his closet. The day worker stole the victim's stereo and car. The murder was discovered a week later after friends requested a welfare check by the police.

Link Posted: 10/11/2007 3:04:29 PM EST
IBTM
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 3:06:13 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 3:07:52 PM EST
Im pretty sure this DOESNT belong in the Cars/Truck forums. lol.


But, when I was USMC , I was a combat photographer, we did all the CSI and MP photographs of all the crime scenes and autopsys, etc. Not only did we take the pics, but we were the ones to develope and print them for investigations. Funny story:

Airforce Coloniel goes missing, was being investigated for messing with some young airman chick, they found his body floating in the ocean a week later. We had a hell of a time trying to get the color accurate, he was a shade of green and puffy white.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 3:09:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By die-tryin:
Im pretty sure this DOESNT belong in the Cars/Truck forums. lol.


Yeah, I clicked on New Topic at the General page and it picked this. Can someone move it to GD or tell me how?
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 3:10:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2007 3:30:55 PM EST by SGB]
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 3:13:15 PM EST
Yes
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 3:26:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2007 3:26:25 PM EST by mjpjr45]
Not actually by the Coroner's office, but does pushing one down to the hospital morgue count? I used to work at one of the local ERs and had to bring a few down to the morgue.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 3:27:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2007 3:28:26 PM EST by roboman]
Witnessed 3 deaths this summer.

5 year old drowning victim
70+ year old gunshot suicide
70+ year old heart attack (did a lot of CPR on that one )
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 3:28:16 PM EST
I've loaded more than one.
Hauled them to the icebox at the hospital, too.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 3:29:03 PM EST
We don't have a coroner, per se, around here.
The Funeral home comes and gets the body, unless its a crime scene, then I think there is someone else who comes and gets it after the CSIs are done.
Since I'm a paramedic, I've seen my share of dead bodies, but unlike on TV, once we got a pronouncement of death, we get out, probably to the next call. We don't have time to chill.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 3:29:07 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 3:30:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By SplatSTi:
I did a ride along with a LEO back home in NZ, ended up at the morgue...


Posting from the afterlife?
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 3:31:06 PM EST
many many times
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 3:32:33 PM EST
LEO Here....seen too many.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 3:32:52 PM EST
No.

Why, is it any more arousing than the ones I haul off myself?



Link Posted: 10/11/2007 3:33:43 PM EST
Wow that is pretty crazy.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 3:36:07 PM EST
I have.

Just loaded one into the local funeral home minivan a couple of weeks ago, he weighed about 500+ lbs, took up the whole back of the van.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 3:40:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By ZW17:
I got stuck in a hospital freight elevator with a dead man getting hauled to the funeral home. Thank god the college security got the thing rolling after only 30min.


That would not go over very well with me. I'd have probably freaked the fuck out. I mean he is dead and all, and dead people can't hurt you, but logic and reason go straight out the fucking window when your trapped in a confined area with no escape and there is a dead body in there with you.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 3:40:50 PM EST
Seen two picked up from a scene.

1 was a GSW to the head (armed robber who pointed his weapon at a plainclothes cop)

1 was a car accident (just saw them loading into the back of the van).

Rode in quite a few hospital freight elevators with them (I was a sugical instrument courier, in and out of hospitals all day long).
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 3:42:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By spork:

Originally Posted By SplatSTi:
I did a ride along with a LEO back home in NZ, ended up at the morgue...


Posting from the afterlife?


Or did LEO end up in morgue?
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 4:15:49 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 4:25:12 PM EST
Not in a body bag, but the last dead body I came into contact with was at a funeral home I was working in. It was in the embalming/makeup room and I had a little patch to attend to and didn't think the room was being used yet. Much to my surprise, there he was, dead as can be. I got some weird vibes what with the cleanliness and utter silence in the room. Fun thing about it is they have one of those old elevators you have to lift up the gate to get in, and that thing takes forever. I gtfo of Dodge asap. At least they weren't presently flushing him of his fluids.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 4:26:42 PM EST
Does "I ain't touching that nasty-ass half melted motherfucker!" count?
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 4:30:04 PM EST
Unfortunately.

It was actually quite a bit worse than seeing a bag taken to a car.

RIP-Dad
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 4:34:11 PM EST
I wanna hear about the black community in Andorra!
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 4:37:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By ZW17:

Originally Posted By saturnstyl:

Originally Posted By ZW17:
I got stuck in a hospital freight elevator with a dead man getting hauled to the funeral home. Thank god the college security got the thing rolling after only 30min.


That would not go over very well with me. I'd have probably freaked the fuck out. I mean he is dead and all, and dead people can't hurt you, but logic and reason go straight out the fucking window when your trapped in a confined area with no escape and there is a dead body in there with you.


It was a bit awkward. There were two funeral guys escorting the body in there with me, they were kind of creepy themselves though. The dead guy was in a big (leather? vinyl?) bag so you couldn't see him.

Just a strange experience all around. I could tell you more stories about that job (We were installing all new duct and HVAC systems in the hospital) that would make you cringe.


Well its getting near halloween time so go ahead and tell them!
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 4:41:00 PM EST
My Mother just recently got called about 6 months earlier than expected to move into her choice of apartments at the local Baptist home. .

So on one of our trips to the home to check on the re-modeling, we turned the corner and there was an engine company and paramedic ambulance. I quipped "Look another new vacancy!" and my Mother said it might be and Ma Danby got annoyed with both of us. Then as we left there was the white County van. Yep a vacancy.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 4:43:22 PM EST
trust me, its sucks when the body is so large that the guy from the funeral home asks for your help to get the body onto the gourney. we went to lunch at wendys afterwards and its was hard to eat when i still had that sweet death smell in my nose.
if you have never smelled a freshly dead body before, trust me, its not cool, it kind of smells like sweet farts.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 4:46:14 PM EST
More than a few. Had to pickup an OD'd shipmate in Thailand who had been in his hotel room for a couple days after snorting pure herion, not a pretty one. Had to help pick up a couple floaters from a small boat explosion. Mostly pieces.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 4:47:55 PM EST
Former firefighter. Seen plenty.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 4:50:29 PM EST
I did kinda haul a dead inmate off to the morgue. the inmate had hep c and was a long time IV drug user. watched him die, and the ensuing family threaten to kill the DR for not doing enough to save him. to make a long story short....i had to sit there till the hospital staff cleaned him up and took all the IV'S out of him and bag him. i had to follow the hospital staff to the morgue and have the security sign the death certificate receipt. the girls transporting him to the morgue were carrying on a normal conversation, and acting like this was no big deal, and that they've done it a million times. it was the most eary feeling in the world. i wanted out of the morgue ASAP.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:27:22 PM EST
Yep several. In fact last weekend an elderly lady who was camping next to us passed away... Much to the dismay of her son who took her.

Worse yet help carry my fathers body out of his house 10yrs ago when he died in his sleep of a massive heart attack. Rest in Peace dad.

....So yep, been there done that, dont want to do it again. Seen too many for comfort, even held a few as they died.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 6:36:59 PM EST
Seen it?
I've done it.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 7:45:48 PM EST
American airlines Fleet Service clerk,1971 many caskets of American dead servicemen!

Former OKC Firefighter(2&1/2 years)Number One's station(California and walker) 1968!

Seen lots of dead people (you never get over it)just some are more memorable than others.

Bob
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 7:57:57 PM EST

Originally Posted By NorCal_LEO:
Lots.

Tip O' the Day: A cheap cigar takes care of the smell.


I always heard that rumor but never knew if it was actually true.

In that case, I'll start packing some Swisher Sweets in my duty bag
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 9:29:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By Johninaustin:
Here the Medical Examiner's office contracts out body pickups. It gets renewed every two years. Two brothers have the contract currently, I think they get $500 per trip.

The TCME is up to 2710 cases so far this year. They do okay.


Where I'm from the Coroner is a Rockin Jazz Trumpet player and we used OPP inmates
to "Work the Trucks"...

I believe it is very important to treat a "Body" with Respect and Decency...
Which they ussually did...

When I see other Coroner trucks just throwing in Bodies like they are a piece of Trash, it really bothers me...
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 9:33:25 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 10:07:31 PM EST
My uncle got his hand slapped once for pulling the sheet back while a body was being loaded into the ambulance. Hey, he was a curious medical student! The body was that of Charles Whitman.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 10:08:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
I've seen a few
The last one I seen was my Dad, Cancer got him in 1994

I don't care to see anymore after that


Sorry bout ya dad...

When my dad left the world he was already at the hospital...
They called me and I came back the nurse drug me to his room...Glad I went, his green eyes still open with the most peaceful look I have ever seen...
There must be a "Heaven" and it seemed like he must be there...
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 10:31:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By NorCal_LEO:
Lots.

Tip O' the Day: A cheap cigar takes care of the smell.


This is absolutely true. I prefer Backwoods.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 10:44:08 PM EST
You know, I literally saw this thread as a body was being hauled off where i am working at....fucking weird.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 10:52:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By yekimak:
You know, I literally saw this thread as a body was being hauled off where i am working at....fucking weird.


In that case you need to find the thread titled: "Has a really hot blond offered to give you oral sex at your work place?"
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 11:01:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By FishKepr:

Originally Posted By yekimak:
You know, I literally saw this thread as a body was being hauled off where i am working at....fucking weird.


In that case you need to find the thread titled: "Has a really hot blond offered to give you oral sex at your work place?"




Link Posted: 10/11/2007 11:07:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2007 11:07:24 PM EST by sailhertoo]
Two guys just back from Iraq decided to get drunk and raise hell in their topless jeep in front of my house. Two came, one left alive after jeep flipped. Sad,sad. Saw it all.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 11:28:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2007 11:58:37 PM EST by firefighter1241]
More than I care to count

I have been Firefighter EMT for almost 10 years now. I also work security at a hospital and we do the body removal. I have placed an unknown number of people in body bags and placed them in the morgue. Every time I smell new plastic it reminds me of the smell of a new body bag just out of the wrapper.


Don't you love it went they stick to the couch or bed and when they're pried off skin sticks to the material?


If they are on carpet or other material cut the carpet around the body and place body and carpet in bag as one piece.


I had to follow the hospital staff to the morgue and have the security sign the death certificate receipt. The girls transporting him to the morgue were carrying on a normal conversation, and acting like this was no big deal, and that they've done it a million times. It was the eariest feeling in the world. I wanted out of the morgue ASAP.


If I don’t know who this person is I really don’t care. I’ll treat every body with respect but I don’t greave over it. But I will be the first to tell you that I will greave over the loss of a friend or loved one.

Some of the people who I have place in body bags have died from traffic accidents, drug OD, airplane crash, gun shot wound, alcohol poisoning, smoke inhalation, fall from about 65 feet, S.I.D.S, stillborn, hart attack, cancer, unknown and more.

Needles to say I’m friends with the coroner..

EDIT

I have never dropped a body living or dead but I have seen 3 dropped by funeral homes. One was because the cot malfunctioned and the cot legs collapsed but it stayed upright. The second was the funeral home person hit the lever to adjust the cot and then lost grip and dropped only her end of the cot but it stayed upright. The last was I had just finished releasing the body to a funeral home and I was washing my hands and I heard a loud crash. I was hoping that the funeral home director knocked over a stack of boxes but when I looked out the door the cot was on its side with the body still strapped to it.

If this ever happens to you remember collapse the legs and get it back on its wheels first before you lift. Then do the paperwork to prove who was a fault.

Link Posted: 10/11/2007 11:35:02 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2007 11:45:01 PM EST by southlak9cop]
Yeah. A couple of dozen. I've helped put them in the bodybags too. Two of them were infants. Those were hard, but strangers so it did not really get to me.

The only one that ever bothered me was after my niece was killed in a single vehicle car crash. I was on duty at the time and was on the other end of the parish (county). I made it to the hospital before the ambulance and was already in the ER and had her and my godchild's records pulled up by the ER staff before they got there in case they need histories/blood types etc. I was standing in the ER and watched the crew bring her in, working on her, and then was there when the ER doc called TOD. Only a couple of the nurses knew I was related until I broke down when they called it. It probably looked odd with me standing there in full tac gear (bdu, tac vest, drop leg) balling my eyes out. I then returned to the family waiting area and waited for the doctor to come in. I had been hit up on my Nextel by an officer on scene telling me that things did not look good before I got to the ER. After then allowed us to go in the back with the priest for last rites, I walked out for some air. I walked up to the back entrance and saw the coroner waiting for someone to come out and help him move my niece into his Yukon. He was an old guy and couldn't do it by himself. By this point, she was just on their gurney with sheets covering her. One of the most vivid memories of this was her bright blond hair hanging out from the edge of the sheet. He walked around and told me that I didn't have to see this, but I told him that I would rather get her going where she had to go instead of seeing her lying there like that. We got her in, and I pushed her hair back behind her ear. My godchild made it through with only a cracked collarbone. She was 20 he was under 2 at the time.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 11:36:42 PM EST
Ugh, yes.

Spent a few years on the recovery crew from Golden Gate Bridge suicides....
Not fun but hey, I'm still alive
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 11:54:13 PM EST
It isn't wise to remain at the scene that long.
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 12:01:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/12/2007 12:01:55 AM EST by guardian855]
In Iraq we had to escort the meat wagon around. This was the Humvee they would use to pick up the bodies of dead insurgents who died in firefights. We would drive into town and drop them off with the Iraqi Police, I have no idea what they did with the bodies. Knowing the level of dedication of the IPs, they probably threw the bodies into a dumpster the second we left, not that it would bother me.

BTW, it doesn't take long for bodies in the Iraqi desert to start to stink in the summertime, hell the guys probably smelled pretty bad before they took a round to the head.....
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 12:37:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By SplatSTi:
I did a ride along with a LEO back home in NZ, ended up at the morgue...


You got better though, right?
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