Local area Coroners attended the 28th Annual Medicolegal Death & Homicide Investigation Conference held August 30 – September 1, 2022, in Collinsville, Illinois, along with Marion Police Department Detectives, Carl Eggemeyer and Maria Dwyer. The 3-day conference hosted speakers: Maria McCarthy, JD; Dr. Hilary McElligott, Forensic Pathologist; Kelsey McKay, JD; Det. Thomas McAndrew; and Andrea Zaferes, Death Investigator and Aquatic Expert. Courses covered homicide case studies and asphyxiation deaths.
Pictured Left to Right: Roger Hayse (Jefferson Co. Coroner), Marty Leffler (Franklin Co. Coroner), David Rockwell (Johnson Co. Coroner), Paul Searby (Perry Co. Coroner), Jason Meyer (Jasper Co. Coroner), Jerry Watson (Saline Co. Coroner), Carl Eggemeyer (Marion P.D.), Maria Dwyer (Marion P.D.), Junior Burke (Williamson Co. Coroner), Dr. Tom Kupferer (Jackson Co. Coroner), Chris Marsh (White Co. Coroner), Steve Bowling (Hamilton Co. Coroner), and Carlos Barbour (Randolph Co. Coroner). Not pictured: Phil Hileman (Union Co. Coroner).