Letter admonished investigator who misidentified homicide
By Editor - Thu Jan 16, 8:42 am
An investigator who mistook a homicide as a fatal overdose was issued a letter of reprimand for the error from the Louisiana coroner’s office where he works. W. Shane Tindall was found to be at fault for the misidentified cause of death, The Advocate reported, citing the letter by East Baton Rouge Coroner’s Office chief of investigations Shane Evans, which was obtained through a public records request. Officials with the police department and coroner’s office initially assumed the death was an overdose because drugs were found in the room where Ross died, the newspaper reported.