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January 24, 2014

Ex-medical examiner pleads guilty to taking body parts to train dog

Traci England, 46, pleaded guilty to felony charges after taking a piece of spinal column that had been removed from a corpse to train her cadaver dog

Huffington Post

FOREST COUNTY, Wis. — A former Wisconsin medical examiner who took a piece of spinal column that had been removed from a corpse to train her cadaver dog, pleaded guilty to felony charges on Friday, according to court documents.

Traci England, 46, will be sentenced February 10 on two felony counts of misconduct in public office. Theft and obstruction charges against England were dismissed as part of a plea bargain, the Forest County Circuit Court records showed.

The criminal complaint said England took a piece of bone from a corpse's spinal column after another medical examiner removed it during an autopsy on September 5, 2011.

Full story: Ex-Wisconsin Medical Examiner Traci England Took Body Parts To Train Dog

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Camille Miller Landwehr Camille Miller Landwehr Saturday, January 25, 2014 12:35:53 PM How is one supposed to train a cadaver dog without the appropriate training tools (cadaver parts)
Glenn Causer Glenn Causer Saturday, January 25, 2014 12:47:45 PM The cadaver was left to science for training so what's the problem
Ed Hillenbrand Ed Hillenbrand Saturday, January 25, 2014 4:38:08 PM What is the rest of this story? This appears to be a BS charge. Whom did she anger?
Beth Gravitter Beth Gravitter Sunday, January 26, 2014 9:48:46 AM The story is, it was theft. She was not approved to take the cadaver bone. Not an argument, just the only story ever posted. This story has never elaborated more than this since it happened.
Ed Hillenbrand Ed Hillenbrand Sunday, January 26, 2014 5:57:18 PM Beth Gravitter, that is most bizare. An ME with a bone from a donated cadaver to train a cadaver dog is not a big deal. These are also felony charges so she will lose her MD license as well. When I see something like that (like that Lt they put in Leveningsworth for 20 years in the fall) there is generally much more to the story. Yes they did a minor thing, but then someone brings the hammer down on them. Why?
Beth Gravitter Beth Gravitter Sunday, January 26, 2014 8:38:13 PM I understand what you are asking. This women was the ME for the county I grew up in (Forest) and work in now. I have followed this story from the beginning and have never heard anymore. I am unsure if you are familiar with the area, but you can't shit without someone knowing about it. Very small, tight knit communities. I am surprised there isn't more to the story even it's just rumor. I even work with the guy who took her place and this is just what has been said all along. Sorry I can't answer your question. And to be quite honest, this story was the first one that had even heard of it being a donated cadaver.
Roman Kourinnoi Roman Kourinnoi Friday, January 31, 2014 6:40:04 PM No good deed goes unpunished.

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