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    Cook medical examiner's technician charged with stealing from body

    Woman took diamond ring, earrings, cops say

    By Mary Owen | Tribune reporter March 23, 2008
    A woman who works for the medical examiner's office has been charged with stealing a diamond ring and diamond earrings from the body of a Berwyn woman.

    Yolanda Harrington, 42, of the 1100 block of West 112th Place, appeared in Bond Court on Saturday on felony theft charges. Judge Raymond Myles ordered her held in lieu of $5,000 bail.

    Harrington, who worked for the medical examiner's office as an autopsy technician for about 3 months, was arrested Friday, Cook County Assistant State's Atty. Michael Hogan said.

    Hogan said Berwyn police were making a well-being check Feb. 18 when they discovered Grizelda Bueno, 59, unresponsive. She was pronounced dead at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn. The medical examiner determined Bueno died of natural causes.

    At the medical examiner's office, Berwyn police said they saw Harrington take a 3-carat diamond ring and a pair of diamond earrings from the body, Hogan said.

    Those items did not appear on an inventory list later on, and when Bueno's family returned looking for them, Berwyn police made the connection, Hogan said. The items have not been recovered.
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    That's SO wrong. The family has to put up with that crap along with the death.
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    Those items were not only valuable monetarily, but most likely would have been heirloom items at that point as they would have been the decease's favorites. For someone to snatch them off a corpse is bad enough, but to victimize the family at the same time takes a kind of slimy personality not often seen outside of pond scum. That woman is direct kin to grave robbers.
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    A county south of us had a female coroner stealing medications from the stiffs.

    She got caught and got in a bunch of trouble. IDIOT!




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