Gretchen Crowder, mother of Matthew Crowder, visits her son’s gravesite Feb.  17. She is a litigant in a lawsuit against the state. When her 22-year-old son died, the medical examiner failed to investigate the death scene, order an autopsy or even look at the body.
Gretchen Crowder, mother of Matthew Crowder, visits her son’s gravesite Feb. 17. She is a litigant in a lawsuit against the state. When her 22-year-old son died, the medical examiner failed to investigate the death scene, order an autopsy or even look at the body. dlaird@charlotteobserver.com
Gretchen Crowder, mother of Matthew Crowder, visits her son’s gravesite Feb. 17. She is a litigant in a lawsuit against the state. When her 22-year-old son died, the medical examiner failed to investigate the death scene, order an autopsy or even look at the body. dlaird@charlotteobserver.com

Medical examiners’ failure to examine bodies raises questions about rulings on cause of death

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