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December 28, 2013

Coroner reports 22 fatalities in 2013

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Newell is accused of stabbing Rita Newell, 84, with a knife. He was arrested in Missouri within 48 hours of when the crime was discovered. Law enforcement officials discovered the gruesome scene after being asked to conduct a well-being check of Rita Newell from a relative out of state.

Marks had three suicides — two by hanging and one by use of a gun — in 2013. There were seven suicides reported in 2012. Marks performed 17 autopsies during the year and signed 359 death certificates after receiving 360 notifications.

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