Autopsy examines how forensic examiners can help solve crimes. "The Unidentified Torso" a dismembered torso is identified through its pelvic bones. "Maggots In Evidence" maggots are used to determine that a death is a suicide by barbiturate overdose. "The Good Doctor" looks at the case of Dr. John Cavaness who murdered two of his four sons. "The Jellyfish Case" an unidentified body washes ashore and is ultimately identified through the serial numbers on her breast implants. "The Angel of Death" looks at the capture of serial killer nurse's aid Donald Harvey. "The Ron Settles Case" examines how forensics was able to prove that a star college football died as the result of a police choke hold rather than suicide by hanging. "A Mother's Instinct" looks at the murder of 4 year old Dennis Jurgens by his adopted mother Lois. "The Fun House Dummy" a fun house dummy is revealed to be the mummified corpse of Wild West outlaw Elmer McCurdy.
Did You Know?
The final story in each of the installments of this series is an oddity in forensics history. In this case the story is "The Funhouse Dummy" about how and why a man shot 80 years ago ended up as a wax dummy in a fun-house in California. Also, a reexamination of King Tut. See more
Followed by Autopsy 8: Dead Giveaway