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Nancy Jones, former Cook County medical examiner, dies

Dr. Nancy Jones, the sometimes controversial pathologist who autopsied more than 10,000 bodies during more than 25 years with the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office, died Wednesday after a year-long battle with cancer.

Jones lengthy career with the medical examiner's office began while she was still in medical school, and ended amid a controversy over a backlog of corpses stored at the outdated county morgue, said Thomas Rudd, former Lake County Coroner and a friend of Jones.

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