What's it really like in a coroner's office? The truth is, it's nothing like what you see on television.
As I stood over the railroad tracks, freezing and cold on a damp, rainy December morning, the sight was gruesome. Some kid had decided to throw himself in front of an Amtrak train -- and now I, as the coroner, was out at 3AM, trying to somehow make him whole again, so his family could bury him.
What a life.