About the Author
Dr. Matthias I. Okoye, M.D., J.D. is a practicing physician and lawyer, and the Director of the Nebraska Institute of Forensic Sciences, Inc., and Nebraska Forensic Medical Services, P.C. He is Clinical Associate Professor of forensic pathology at Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska. He is also an adjunct professor of forensic medicine and pathology at several universities abroad. He was formerly the Chief Medical Examiner for the District of Columbia, Washington, D.C. He is a consultant forensic pathologist with the State of Nebraska s Office of the Attorney General, and serves as a coroner s physician and forensic pathologist for several Nebraska counties. Dr. Okoye is a member of the bars of Pennsylvania, U.S. Supreme Court, and several federal courts. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the American College of Legal Medicine and the American Board of Legal Medicine. He is a member of the National Association of Medical Examiners and a Fellow of the College of American Pathologists. He has lectured and published extensively in the fields of forensic sciences, legal medicine, forensic medicine and pathology.
Dr. Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D. is the former Coroner of Allegheny County, and one of the world s leading experts in forensic pathology. He has been consulted in numerous high profile cases. As a medical-legal expert, Dr. Wecht has performed approximately 16,000 autopsies and has supervised, reviewed or been consulted on approximately 36,000 additional postmortem examinations. Dr. Wecht is the Past President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the American College of Legal Medicine. He is the author of more than 475 professional publications, along with the popular non-fiction books Cause of Death, Grave Secrets, Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey?, Mortal Evidence and Tales from the Morgue.