Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Joey Bonavitacola's sudden death was caused by the combined effects of heroin, cocaine and alcohol.
Joey Bonavitacola died suddenly on Sept. 23 from the combined effects of heroin, cocaine and alcohol, according to the Maryland Medical Examiner's office. A spokesperson for the office said the manner of death was undetermined. Bonavitacola, who was 18 at the time of his death, graduated from Howard High School in 2012 and was a star running back on the Howard High football team. He was from Elkridge. Requests for comment from Howard High School and the Howard football team were declined by the school's athletic director, Michael Duffy. Police declined to provide any information surrounding the circumstances of Bonavitacola's death because it was deemed not a criminal matter, according to a Howard County police spokesperson. Attempts to …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
This week saw pain and relief, from crime to veterans of war.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Eight Patch editors toured the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore Wednesday and got a first-hand look into the science behind examining the deceased.
The office at 900 W. Baltimore St. in Baltimore City is a “24-hour emergency medical institution, open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,” said Chief Medical Examiner David Fowler, M.D. It has one job, and one job only, Fowler said: "Determine the cause of death with a reasonable degree of certainty." On Wednesday, Patch editors toured the pressurized, refrigerated rooms in the state-of-the-art medical examiner facility, where the job of determining cause of death takes place.