Sangmaon County is close to having a forensic pathologist after several years of sending bodies to Bloomington for autopsies.
Coroner Cinda Edwards says her office is waiting on the state issued license number for Dr. Nate Paterson which could be issued in the next few business days.
Edwards also says it could be another week before Paterson begins the position because he’ll need secure the necessary malpractice insurance.
Sangamon County has been sending bodies to Bloomington since November of 2011 after Coroner Edwards parted ways with the previous pathologist.
Hear Coroner Edwards discuss this and other issues at this link.