205 Ken Holmes - Lessons in Investigating Death

We talk to Ken Holmes, who worked in the Marin County Coroner’s Office for thirty-six years, starting as a death investigator and ending as the three-term, elected coroner. A new book, The Education of a Coroner: Lessons in Investigating Death, chronicles his life spent studying death.

Warning: we do discuss numerous disturbing deaths and suicides in this episode.

Links:

SFGate on Sammy Marshall's Death

Ken on Golden Gate Bridge suicides

John Bateson's website