List of Deaths from Leon County, Texas since January 2010

L Jackson filed this request with the Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office of Dallas County, TX.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: L Jackson

February 21st, 2018

Dallas County Medical Examiner &
Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences
2355 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: 214-920-5900 Fax: 214-920-5811

List of Death’s/Examinations from Leon County, Texas since January, 2010

To Whom It May Concern:
Under the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records within 10 days per statute:

Any lists for deaths/examinations/autopsies performed by the Dallas County Medical Examiner and/or Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences
For the government entity Leon County, Texas or for deaths which occurred in Leon County, Texas since January of 2010.

I allow for the editing of information which is not able to be released under statute. No documents should be withheld, but only if necessary, information not able to be released under law may be edited.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

If there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
The requested records would be helpful if they include but not be limited to the following:
1. IFS Case Number
2. Decedent’s Name
3. Date of Death
4. Cause of Death
5. Manner of Death
6. County of Death
7. Place of Death
8. Address of Death
9. City of Death
10. Zip Code of Death
11. Date of Death Year

Sincerely,

/S/ Rev. L.R. Jackson
Reverend L.R. Jackson

From: L Jackson

March 1st, 2018

Dallas County Medical Examiner &
Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences
2355 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: 214-920-5900 Fax: 214-920-5811

Open records request from February 21st, 2018.

Could you please update me on the status of my open records request from February 21st, 2018?

Thank you,

/s/ Rev. L.R. Jackson
Reverend L.R. Jackson

From: L Jackson

March 3rd, 2018

Dallas County Medical Examiner &
Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences
2355 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: 214-920-5900 Fax: 214-920-5811

Open records request from February 21st, 2018.

Could you please update me on the status of my open records request from February 21st, 2018?

Thank you,

/s/ Rev. L.R. Jackson
Reverend L.R. Jackson

From: L Jackson

March 5th, 2018

Dallas County Medical Examiner &
Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences
2355 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: 214-920-5900 Fax: 214-920-5811

Open records request from February 21st, 2018.

Could you please update me on the status of my open records request from February 21st, 2018?

Thank you,

/s/ Rev. L.R. Jackson
Reverend L.R. Jackson

From: L Jackson

March 6th, 2018

Dallas County Medical Examiner &
Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences
2355 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone: 214-920-5900 Fax: 214-920-5811

Open records request from February 21st, 2018.

Could you please update me on the status of my open records request from February 21st, 2018?

Non-compliance with this request could result in civil and criminal penalties under law.

Thank you,

/s/ Rev. L.R. Jackson
Reverend L.R. Jackson

From: Dallas County Medical Examiner

Hi Rev. L.R. Jackson,
I am in receipt of two faxed follow up requests received late yesterday and today concerning your request for Leon County deaths. The spreadsheet data was emailed to you on March 1, 2018 by Ashley Fourt. If you did not received this please let me know and I can forward to you. If you have any questions please call our office. In the event of future requests please provide a contact phone number on your request.

Thank you,
Jennifer Rose
Manager II
Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office
Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences
Office: 214-920-5814
Jennifer.Rose@dallascounty.org<mailto:Jennifer.Rose@dallascounty.org>

From: L Jackson

I must apologize but I have not received any emails or records thus far.

Please send the records again and attach to this email chain when sending.

Thank you,

/s/ Rev. L.R. Jackson
Reverend L.R. Jackson

From: Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office

Hi Rev. L.R. Jackson,
Please provide your full contact information….email address, contact phone number. Please check your email as it was sent to the provided email address.

Thank you,
Jennifer Rose
Manager II
Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office
Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences
Office: 214-920-5814
Jennifer.Rose@dallascounty.org<mailto:Jennifer.Rose@dallascounty.org>

From: Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office

Good morning Rev. Jackson,
We have asked for your contact information to be able to communicate with you if there is a need…like in this case where you did not receive the responsive spreadsheet and communication concerning your request. It is to be able to provide the best service on processing requests if needed. I have attached a copy of the email from Ashley Fourt sent to you on March 1, 2018 as well as the attachment of the spreadsheet included with her email response.

Thank you,
Jennifer Rose
Manager II
Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office
Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences
Office: 214-920-5814
Jennifer.Rose@dallascounty.org<mailto:Jennifer.Rose@dallascounty.org>

From: L Jackson

March 8th, 2018

Ms. Rose,

Thank you for your help and I apologize for the confusion.

I have received some of the requested records and letters.

The letter from Ms. Fourt on March 1st, 2018, states:
"Therefore, attached to this email is an excel spreadsheet containing all the data you requested from April 2011 to present. However, please note that the Medical Examiner’s Office is unable to provide any data prior to April of 2011 as that is the date their new software was implemented. Any search for data prior to that date would require a manual search that would certainly be cost prohibitive. Please let me know if attached list is acceptable or if you wish to be provided with an estimate of charges for a manual search for that time frame. Or, if you know of a specific case during that time frame, please provide. "

Please provide a cost estimate to manually search the records in order to provide a list of deaths from January 2010 through April 2011.

Sincerely,

/s/ Rev. L.R. Jackson
Reverend L.R. Jackson

From: Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office

Hi Rev. Jackson,
I am in receipt of your new request for a cost estimate for a list of deaths from January 2010 through April 2011 from Leon County. As you were advised, the records you seek are not maintained electronically. Thus, we do not have the ability to produce a spreadsheet like the one you were provided for our electronic cases. But, we do have a list of autopsy cases that we were able to obtain through our billing process for Leon County during 2010 which will provide the case number and decedent’s name. The billing list identifies 16 cases for 2010-April 4, 2011. Should you require more data fields than the attached billing list provides, the only way to obtain those fields of data is by obtaining a copy of the autopsy and investigative narrative. The fee for an autopsy report is $5 (non-certified copy) which will contain some of the information you are requesting and the remaining information can be found in the investigation narrative report which is approximately 2 pages per case with a fee of .10 per page. See breakdown below:

16 autopsy reports @ $5.00 each = $80
16 investigative reports (average 2 pages per report) @ .20 per page = $3.20
Mailing cost approx.. = $ 18.00

Please let me know if the billing list providing the case number and decedent name will complete your request. Otherwise, if not, please remit payment in the amount of $101.20 for the total cost of these records containing the responsive data and postage. Please make payment payable to ‘Dallas County’ and mail same to the following address:

Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office
Attn: Records Department – Jennifer
2355 N. Stemmons Frwy.
Dallas, TX 75207

Once your payment is received, we will request the case files from storage and begin copying the records. When finished, we will mail the records to you at the physical address provided in your request.

Thank you,
Jennifer Rose
Manager II
Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office
Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences
Office: 214-920-5814
Jennifer.Rose@dallascounty.org<mailto:Jennifer.Rose@dallascounty.org>

From: L Jackson

March 12th, 2018

Jennifer Rose, Manager II
Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office
Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences

Ms. Rose,

Thank you for providing a cost estimate in order to entirely fulfill the original records request which was made on February 21st.

I am inclined to provide the funds in order to complete the original request entirely but I do have some discrepancies that I'd like to address:

There were no exceptions cited for withholding any information in the records provided on March 1st and March 8th besides the need for a physical inspection of records prior to April, 2011.

There are multiple decedents from Leon County Texas which were sent to Dallas Medical Examiner but are missing from the list which has been provided so far.

Can you please advise if there were exceptions sought by your office or the Leon County JPs which were not cited?
Or can you please double check your records?

Sincerely,

/s/ Rev. L.R. Jackson
Reverend L.R. Jackson

From: Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office

Good morning Rev. Jackson,
We have reviewed our reports and billing reports for the 2010 – April 2011 timeframe and do not see that we have withheld any Leon County inquest deaths reported to us by a JP from Leon County. If you have a specific case(s) please provide to search.

Thank you,
Jennifer Rose
Manager II
Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office
Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences
Office: 214-920-5814
Jennifer.Rose@dallascounty.org<mailto:Jennifer.Rose@dallascounty.org>

From: L Jackson

March 13th, 2018

Jennifer Rose, Manager II
Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office
Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences

Thank you for your reply Ms. Rose.

Two examples of deaths from Leon County Texas which were sent your your organization in the time frame requested but were not listed in the response to this request would be the following couple from Normangee, Leon County Texas whom are believed to have died in the city of Normangee which is located in Leon County Texas.

Decedents were found on January 23rd, 2018.
Michael Lee Redmond, 63
Stephanie Hope Redmon, 48

Here is a local media story done by KBTX with a video:
http://www.kbtx.com/content/news/Leon-County-Sheriff-investigating-a-possible-murder-suicide-470926863.html

Here is a report by a local newspaper, The Eagle:
http://www.theeagle.com/townnews/crime/normangee-couple-found-dead-in-home-in-what-authorities-say/article_746ec304-fc58-509c-8f7a-09af063e0be3.html

KAGSTV.com as well:
http://www.kagstv.com/article/news/local/police-investigating-possible-murder-suicide-in-normangee/511229147

Some of these news-pieces state decedents were sent to Dallas County Medical Examiner.

There are believed to be more decedents missing from the list as well.

Please advise,

/s/ Rev. L.R. Jackson
Reverend L.R. Jackson

From: Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office

Good morning Rev. Jackson,
The two names provided (Michael Lee Redmon and Stephanie Hope Redmon) were sent to our office for an autopsy and are not included in the listing because the autopsy report was not completed in the time frame of your request.

Thank you,
Jennifer Rose
Manager II
Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office
Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences
Office: 214-920-5814
Jennifer.Rose@dallascounty.org<mailto:Jennifer.Rose@dallascounty.org>

From: L Jackson


To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed a check for $101.20 to satisfy the fee associated with the attached public records request.

Thank you.

From: L Jackson

March 15th, 2018

Ms. Rose,

A check for $101.20 will be processed in the next few days and mailed to fulfill the records.

Rev. L.R. Jackson

From: Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office

Ok, Thank you for the update.

Thank you,
Jennifer Rose
Manager II
Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office
Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences
Office: 214-920-5814
Jennifer.Rose@dallascounty.org<mailto:Jennifer.Rose@dallascounty.org>

From: Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office

Hi Rev. Jackson,
We are in receipt of your check payment for your request and need a business phone number to process the check. Please email me the business phone number for the Muckrock Foundation check provided.

Thank you.

From: L Jackson

March 22nd, 2018,

Ms. Rose,

The business office number you request is 617-299-1832.

Rev. L.R. Jackson

From: Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office

Thank you, we will begin processing your request.

From: Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

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