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9781936239337

Blood Beneath My Feet: The Journey of a Southern Death Investigator

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    9781936239337

  • ISBN10:

    1936239337

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-07-03
  • Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
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Have you ever been locked in a cooler with piles of decomposing humans for so long that you had to shave all the hair off your body in order to get rid of the smell? Joseph Scott Morgan did. Have you ever lit a Marlboro from the ignited gas of a bloated dead man's belly? Joseph Scott Morgan has. Have you ever wept over a dead dog while not giving a shit about the dead owner laying next him? Morgan did. Were you named after a murder victim? Joseph Scott Morgan was. This isn't Hollywood fantasyit's the true story of a boy born into the deprivations of a white trash trailer park who as an adult gets further involved in the desperate backdoor sagas of the "new South." No hot blondes here, just maggots, grief, and the truth about forensics and death investigation. Joseph Scott Morganbecame a death investigator with the Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office in suburban New Orleans in 1987, the youngest medicolegal death investigator in the country. During the day, Morgan worked in the morgue, and at night investigated for the coroner. In 1992 Morgan became senior investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office in Atlanta. Morgan is now a college professor at North Georgia College and State University, where he teaches a death investigation course based on the national standards which he helped develop. He and his family reside in the Blue Ridge Mountains of north Georgia.

Table of Contents

Advice from Dead Kinfolksp. 1
Painting the Town with Joep. 11
Jerry Lee and Mep. 19
It's All in How You Say Itp. 27
Southern Manp. 38
The Mustachep. 46
Red Beansp. 54
Hey, Haven't We Met Before?p. 58
The Earachep. 64
Forsythiap. 70
Gainful Employmentp. 81
Color Platesp. 87
Little Gods and Chocolate Milkshakesp. 105
He Was Your What?p. 117
The Trailer Park Swimming Holep. 123
Eventually the Sun Will Shine on Every Dog's Assp. 133
Hell Yeah, It Hurt!p. 143
Terminusp. 146
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