Former Medical Examiner Accused Of Keeping Body Part Charged Again

Posted Friday, May 11, 2012 --- 12:15 p.m.

CRANDON, Wis. (AP) -- A former medical examiner charged in Oneida County with keeping a body part from an autopsy is facing a similar accusation in Forest County.

Traci England was charged earlier this year in Oneida County after police say she kept a piece of cadaver spine to train her dog. The 44-year-old Rhinelander woman has pleaded not guilty to misconduct in office.

Now a criminal complaint filed in Forest County accused England of keeping tissue from a body in another autopsy performed the same day as the Oneida County case. Forest County has a contract with Oneida County for medical examiner services.

Her attorney, Joel Hirschhorn tells WAOW-TV (http://bit.ly/KVHAWd ) the tissue was being discarded anyway. Hirschhorn says it's sad for everyone involved, including England, the family and the community. England resigned following her arrest in January.

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Information from: WAOW-TV, http://www.waow.com

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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