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American Heart Association says Studying Heart Disease after Death can help the Living

 

American Heart Association

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Autopsy is often an overlooked source of medical insight which may be hindering advances in cardiovascular medicine, according to new research published in a special issue of the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

“Autopsy is a source of discovery that informs the way we think about disease systemically,” said Jeffrey E. Saffitz, M.D., Ph.D., co-editor of the special issue and chair of the department of pathology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.”

Several papers in a special issue of Circulation offer insight into how autopsy contributes to answers about the causes of sudden cardiac death, information from implantable device to improve heart function, and identifying the original cause of atherosclerosis. (American Heart Association)

Several papers in a special issue of Circulation offer insight into how autopsy contributes to answers about the causes of sudden cardiac death, information from implantable device to improve heart function, and identifying the original cause of atherosclerosis. (American Heart Association)

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reports Death of Inmate Tawnya Smith

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an inmate death that occurred Monday morning.

Tawnya Smith, 31, was booked into the detention center on Monday at 12:15am on two counts of child abuse and neglect, simple possession, and unlawful drug paraphernalia.

Jail Deputies discovered Smith unresponsive in her cell at 11:10am during routine hourly security checks.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office releases name of Body Found in Cumberland River

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Investigators have identified the man found in the Cumberland River early Monday morning as Jesse Lee Myer, 31, of Clarksville.

Investigators do not suspect foul play. Cause of death will be determined by the Medical Examiner in Nashville, TN. Official autopsy results will take 6-8 weeks.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Investigators asks anyone that has contact with Myer in the last seven days is asked to contact Investigator Sergeant Mark Wojnarek at 931.648.0611 ext 13406.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Investigators asks anyone that has contact with Myer in the last seven days is asked to contact Investigator Sergeant Mark Wojnarek at 931.648.0611 ext 13406.

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Clarksville Police release update on Deaths at Cedar Crest Mobile Home Park

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Two Clarksville Police officers discovered a deceased adult male and a deceased adult female in the home at Cedar Crest Mobile Home Park last night, July 28th, at 7:38pm.

CPD is not able to release the names of the two deceased individuals at this time.

Homicide detectives state that next of kin notification has been delayed because they’re working on obtaining positive identification of the deceased.

Clarksville Police discover a deceased male and female at a residence at Cedar Crest Mobile Home Park Tuesday night.

Clarksville Police discover a deceased male and female at a residence at Cedar Crest Mobile Home Park Tuesday night.

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Clarksville Veterinarian Target of Attack

 
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Hank Bonecutter

Clarksville, TN – An e-mail has been circulating warning of a “dangerous vet in Clarksville” and the target of this attack is Dr. Ron Whitford of the St. Bethlehem Animal Clinic.

The message is from a woman named Stacia Bearden, and details a story about a dog that was taken to Dr. Whitford’s clinic where it was spayed. According to the email the puppy got sick and died.

After the puppy died, another Vet did an autopsy and determined that the original procedure was faulty because Dr. Whitford had used “zip ties” instead of “sterile sutures” to close off the arteries during the operation. The email goes on to warn everybody “not to use this vet, he could kill your dog.”

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Clarksville Police reports handgun accidentally discharges killing a Man

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On July 14th, 2012, around 5:30pm, officers responded to a shots fired call at the apartments at 218 South 3rd Street.

When Clarksville Police Officers arrived they found a man, Gregory Erik Premus, 28, inside an apartment who had sustained a gunshot wound to the torso of the body, from a handgun. He was transported to Gateway Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Police have Three Men in Custody and have charged them in Conjunction with the Death of Brandon Davone Rushing

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department has been investigating the disappearance of Brandon Davone Rushing since he was reported missing on January 24th, 2012. At the time he was reported missing, he was last known to be driving a 2006 Chevy Suburban.

On February 15th, Detective Tim Finley uncovered that an individual known as “Blue”, later identified as Verchaunt Joshua Williams, shot and killed Brandon Rushing in a Clarksville apartment on January 23rd.

Verchaunt Williams, Jeffery Jackson and Ojawaine Marbury

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Clarksville Police release additional information on the body found on Martin Street

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Police Department has just released further information on the body found early this morning. The deceased is a 39 year old male from Clarksville TN. Based on the nature of the injuries, investigators have determined the death is, in fact, a homicide.

Also, based on the preliminary information gathered, it appears as though the homicide was not a random act and occurred sometime after 1:00am on October 17th. The deceased has been sent to Nashville for autopsy.

Clarksville Police work a crime scene on Martin Street where a body was found. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

Clarksville Police work a crime scene on Martin Street where a body was found. (Photo by CPD-Jim Knoll)

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Guilty Verdict returned on 1995 Montgomery County Murder Case

 

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – A Montgomery County Circuit Court judge has returned a guilty verdict on a Madison, TN woman who was one of the main suspects in a 1995 cold case the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation indicted and arrested for murder in 2008.

Yesterday, Lajeanra Yvette Polk, 47, was convicted of one count of felony murder and one count of second degree murder for the 1995 death of 33-year-old Carolyn “Tina” Vega-Velasquez.

Lajeanra Yvette Polk

Lajeanra Yvette Polk

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