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Establish Manner of Death

The need to assign responsibility for human death is without doubt older than history and has found expression in both religious and judicial language.  However, the profession today has agreed upon a four-part classification scheme based on long-standing principles:  Natural, Accident, Suicide and Homicide.  When a reasonable classification cannot be made, undetermined is used.  Most people believe that assigning a manner of death is straight forward, yet nationwide there are countless deaths whose manner of death are hotly contested.