EQUIVOCAL DEATH INVESTIGATIONS
“No greater honor will ever be bestowed on an officer, or a more profound duty imposed on him, than when he is entrusted with the investigation of the death of a human being. It is his duty to find the facts, regardless of color or creed, without prejudice, and to let no power on earth deter him from presenting these facts to the court without regard to personality.” Anonymous
“Equivocal” means unanswered or lingering questions. An equivocal death investigation is one in which the manner of death is unknown. Manner of death is a legal classification that is based on the circumstances surrounding the death and is different than the cause of death, which is the medical reason why the person died. There are five possible classifications for manner of death:
COLD (Death) CASE INVESTIGATIONS
GSI can evaluate unsolved death cases to determine if new analysis or forensic techniques could help bring closure to the case.