Death Investigation - Case Review and Assessment
The initial phase of a death investigation is a review and assessment which consists of an examination of the following documents and information:
Police reports; the initial police report, all first responders reports, and information regarding the initial telephone call to, or contact with the authorities regarding the incident, all supplemental police report narratives; information provided by law enforcement officers during thier investigation, the detective bureau's reports and information which may include photographs, victim, witness and suspect statements.
Emergency Medical Services - Ambulance or Coroner's Office investigative reports and transport reports.
Medical information pertaining to the decedent that is provided by the client.
The Medical Examiner's - Coroner's Report.
Information provided by friends, family and associates regarding the decedent and / or the incident. It is imparitive to the investigation that individuals providing information to a private detective regarding the decedent and the incident, disclose all known personal information regarding the decendent, and persons and circumstances of interest, truthfully, and to the best of their knowledge and understanding of the incident.
After the initial review and assessment of the case, I will be able to make a decision as to whether I can provide further investigative assistance, or refer the case to other professionals who specialize in particular areas such as forensic science and - or legal counsel. During this review, preliminary background investigations may be conducted on suspects and persons of interest. Upon completion of the assignment, the client is provided with a written report which articulates my assessment, recommendations for additional investigation and / or professional referrals.