Update: Questions in Menlo Park man's death
Original post made on Jul 2, 2012
Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, July 2, 2012, 3:38 PM
on Jul 2, 2012 at 8:05 pm
> The coroner's office declined to discuss the case with the Almanac.
Why not? Does the government coroner's office make it a practice to not talk to the public? Who do they think they work for?
BTW--did the coroner's office communicate with the family verbally, or in writing?
on Jul 2, 2012 at 9:50 pm
Maybe the Coroner respects family privacy. More likely they are prohibited by law from discussing an ongoing investigation which may lead to criminal proceedings. Should potential jurors read the report in the Almanac or have it first presented to them in the courtroom as evidence in a murder case? The coroner's office knows their job, and at times it can be gruesome beyond imagination.
on Jul 3, 2012 at 10:44 am
Looks like the Coroner did speak to the Daily Post. The Post also talked to the widow, who is understandably outraged at the police for deciding the manner of her husband's death is "undetermined."