Medical Examner Pleads Guilty To Using Human Body Parts To Train Dog
Former Wisconsin medical examiner Traci England took a piece of a spinal column removed from a corpse to train her cadaver dog. She’ll be sentenced on two counts of misconduct in public office.
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 complaint said.