“The Coroner: I Speak For the Dead” takes homicide cases and doesn’t put us inside a courtroom or a police station. The show, which premieres for a second season on Investigation Discovery, looks at the how and why of a person’s death from a medical perspective.
That would come from the coroner, and in the case of this series, it’s Graham Hetrick. He shares the most compelling homicide cases in his 26 years as the Coroner of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. It is his decision after examination that becomes the cause of death on certificates.
The story of how and why someone died is a long one. During “The Coroner: I Speak For the Dead” Hetrick demonstrates the complex investigation process. It was his job and that of his team, to perform the forensic analysis, to uncover the secrets that every body holds. It is how he speaks for the dead, which can