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Types of Deaths

5

  • Natural
  • Sudden
  • Suicide
  • Suspicious
  • Accidental

2

Death from apparently known and natural causes, in which a definite diagnosis can be made, either from hospital records or by the family physician that attended the victim prior to death.

"Natural Death"

3

Unexpected death, or occurance of death, the cause of which is unknown (eg- death where the victim has not recently been under the care of a physician for illness which might be fatal).

"Sudden Death"

4

The taking of ones own life voluntarily and intentionally.

"Death by Suicide"

5

Death with questionable circumstances.

"Suspicious Death"

6

Death by an unexpected occurrence.

"Accidental Death"

7

Assigned Det will investigate all deaths by sudden, suspicious, accidental, and suicidal causes.  (Except when in a Police Detention Facility... Homicide)

8

Assigned Det will notify ___ in ALL cases of juvenile deaths.  Assigned Det will notify ___ in cases of sudden and suspicious deaths of juveniles.

Department of Human Services (DHS)

Special Victims Unit (SVU)

9

In cases of suspected child abuse, ____ will determine investigatice responsibiity.

SVU Supervisor

10

Whenever there is a sudden death of a juvenile that HAS NOT been ruled a homicide, the investigator will confer with ____ for possible charges.

Chief Assistant District Attorney, Family Violence/Sexual Assault Unit

11

Notify ____ in all cases of suspicious death.

Homicide Division

12

In natural cause deaths, assigned investigator will obtain a copy of ____ and maintain it with the file.

MEO report

13

____ will investigate all deaths (and attempted suicides) in cell blocks.

The investigation will be classified as ____ until the cause of death is established by the MEO.

Homicide Division

"Sudden Death"