Traci England, 46, will be sentenced February 10 on two
felony counts of misconduct in public office. Theft and
obstruction charges against England were dismissed as part of a
plea bargain, the Forest County Circuit Court records showed.
The criminal complaint said England took a piece of bone from a
corpse's spinal column after another medical examiner removed it
during an autopsy on September 5, 2011.
She told fellow employees she planned to use the bone to train
her cadaver dog, the complaint said.
Investigators wrote in the complaint that England "made a
comment on how lucky she was to have gotten this section of the
spine because it was hard to come by."
During a search of her Town of Newbold home on January 4, 2012,
investigators found what appeared to be brain and liver tissue
along with a piece of bone in bags on a shelf in her garage, the
(Editing by Gunna Dickson)
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