Dr. Anne Majewski, McHenry County Coroner, is requesting permission to transfer $18,650 to cover costs of autopsies in October and November. from money in the Coroner Special Fund to the fund that pays for autopsies.
The memo to the County Board says the money will
cover additional costs for autopsies necessary to investigate the greater number of unnatural deaths primarily due to the increase in homicides and suspected overdose and suicide deaths within the County during the 2015 fiscal year.
In the 11 months of FY 2015, 137 autopsies have been performed. For comparison, in 2014,
99 autopsies were performed and in 2013, 112 autopsies were performed.
In the first 10 months of FY 15, there have been 5 more homicides, 5 more suicides and 11 more drug overdose deaths to date than in FY 2014.