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Nancy Jones, former Cook County medical examiner, dies

Feb 02, 2017 - Chicago Sun-Times

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began while she was still in medical school, and ended amid a controversy over a backlog of corpses stored at the outdated county morgue, said Thomas Rudd, former Lake County Coroner and a friend of Jones.