North Carolina Medical Examiners Office

A North Carolina medical examiner recently resigned over carbon monoxide deaths at a Boone hotel.

Recent deaths due to carbon monoxide poisoning in a Boone Hotel have turned the spotlight onto possible failures at the state Medical Examiners office but the department has been under scrutiny for over a decade. The Charlotte Observer followed a 2001 legislative study of the Medical Examiners Officer and whether there was adequate training. Now the Observer is uncovering similar issues connected with the Boone hotel deaths. We visit with two reporters writing about this scandal and what may be next, when Charlotte Talks.

Fred Clasen-Kelley
- Staff Writer, The Charlotte Observer
Gavin Off - Data Reporter, The Charlotte Observer