By Joseph Scott Morgan
Have you ever been locked in a cooler with piles of decomposing people for therefore lengthy that you just needed to shave the entire hair off your physique so one can do away with the scent? Joseph Scott Morgan did. have you lit a Marlboro from the ignited fuel of a bloated useless man's stomach? Joseph Scott Morgan has. have you wept over a useless puppy whereas now not giving a shit concerning the useless proprietor laying subsequent him? Morgan did. have been you named after a homicide sufferer? Joseph Scott Morgan was.
This is not Hollywood fantasy—it's the real tale of a boy born into the deprivations of a white trash trailer park who as an grownup will get additional enthusiastic about the determined backdoor sagas of the "new South." No sizzling blondes the following, simply maggots, grief, and the reality approximately forensics and demise investigation.
Joseph Scott Morgan turned a demise investigator with the Jefferson Parish Coroner's place of work in suburban New Orleans in 1987, the youngest medicolegal loss of life investigator within the nation. throughout the day, Morgan labored within the morgue, and at evening investigated for the coroner. In 1992 Morgan grew to become senior investigator with the Fulton County scientific Examiner's place of work in Atlanta. Morgan is now a school professor at North Georgia university and nation college, the place he teaches a demise research path in keeping with the nationwide criteria which he helped improve. He and his kinfolk stay within the Blue Ridge Mountains of north Georgia.