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James Gill

  • Cities and towns encourage legal opinion on ‘unclaimed’ bodies

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Connecticut cities and towns want Attorney General George Jepsen to weigh in with a formal legal opinion about the Chief Medical Examiner’s decision to make any “unclaimed” dead person the municipalities responsibility. In late May, Dr. James Gill, sent an email to municipal officials saying that as of July 1 the bodies…

  • Medical examiner to towns: Any ‘unclaimed’ body is your responsibility

    HARTFORD, Conn. – Two weeks ago, Chief Medical Examiner Dr. James Gill warned that his office could lose accreditation due to budget cuts and an increase in overdose deaths. On Thursday, Gill sent a letter to municipalities to tell them that any “unclaimed” dead person will now be their responsibility. Gill said the bodies of…