A Forensic Pathologist on Death Investigations in NYC

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Recovery teams continue the search for bodies at the crash scene of American Airlines Flight 587, which went down in Belle Harbor, Queens, November 13, 2001.

Dr. Judy Melinek tells us about her work as a New York City forensic pathologist and the fascinating world of death investigation. She takes us behind the police tape of some of the most harrowing deaths in the city, including a firsthand account of the events of September 11, the subsequent anthrax bio-terrorism attack, and the disastrous crash of American Airlines flight 587. Her new book, Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner is about her experiences.