Blood Beneath My Feet: The Journey of a Southern Death Investigator
A hard dose of Southern reality about life with the dead as told by real death investigator.
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At the time of his hire, he was estimated to have been the youngest medicolegal death investigator in the country working in a major metropolitan area. Over the course of his career he was required to work in the morgue during the day and subsequently work as an investigator for the coroner at night.
In Morgan accepted the position of Senior Investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office in Atlanta, Georgia, where he remained until when he medically retired.
During his tenure he was a part of the United States Department of Justice Task Force for the design of a national standards for death investigators nationwide. In he achieved National Board Certified "Fellow" status, the highest ranking for a death investigator in the United States.
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Morgan did. Were you named after a murder victim? Joseph Scott Morgan was. This isn't Hollywood fantasy—it's the true story of a boy born into the deprivations of a white trash trailer park who as an adult gets further involved in the desperate backdoor sagas of the "new South.
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Joseph Scott Morgan became a death investigator with the Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office in suburban New Orleans in , the youngest medicolegal death investigator in the country. During the day, Morgan worked in the morgue, and at night investigated for the coroner.
Morgan is now a college professor at North Georgia College and State University, where he teaches a death investigation course based on the national standards which he helped develop. He and his family reside in the Blue Ridge Mountains of north Georgia. I really really enjoyed this book.
The author really impressed me. However I did not read it quickly. It's a short book that could be read in a matter of hours.