WPR News
8:55 am
Mon October 6, 2008

Coroner says documents missing

Laramie, Wy – The Albany County coroner says an autopsy report for slain University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard is among numerous autopsy records missing from his office.
Coroner Tom Furgeson says he received only a small box of records covering the previous 16 year when he became county coroner in 2006.
Furgeson says he doesn't know exactly how many autopsy reports
are missing from the office.
Former Albany County coroner Julie Heggie, who held the position
from 1990 to 2006, says she gave the autopsy reports to the county
attorney when she left office. She wouldn't specify how she turned
them over.
When contacted by the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Albany County
Attorney Richard Bohling would not comment on whether he had the
autopsies.
Wyoming law calls for all public records to be delivered by
outgoing officials and employees to their successors.
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