This is not your CSI

We all die,” begins this gripping documentary on the state of post-mortem investigation across America. But what happens after death, especially sudden and unexpected death, may depend on which side of a state or county line that death occurs.

Post Mortem” is the result of a national investigation by PBS Frontline, ProPublica and NPR, looking at how coroners, medical examiners and forensic pathologists determine causes of death, and how that affects the lives of the living.

Check out this map to see how D.C. compares to the rest of the country.

More reporting on post-mortem investigation is available from Propublica, NPR, and California Watch.

The New York Times reviews the documentary here.

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