Medical examiner in Sandy Hook massacre, other crimes dies at 67

Former Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Wayne Carver died of natural causes Thursday night at 67 years old.

News 12 Staff

Dec 28, 2019, 3:56 PM

Updated 1,570 days ago

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A former Connecticut chief medical examiner who played a key investigative role in some of the state’s most infamous homicides has died.

Former Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Wayne Carver died of natural causes Thursday night at 67 years old.

He oversaw the death investigations of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, 1980s serial killer Michael Ross and the 1986 woodchipper killing of Helle Crafts.

Carver was acclaimed for his poise and professionalism while detailing the injuries and causes of death at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012.

Carver retired as chief medical examiner in 2013.

AP Wires contributed to this report.


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