PIA request for death records

Kyra Senese filed this request with the Harris County Institute Of Forensic Sciences of Harris County, TX.


From: Kyra Senese

To Whom It May Concern:

Please consider this a Public Information Act request for case records dating Jan. 1, 2019, to Dec. 31, 2019. Please respond with the following information for each case:
- case number
- date of death
- race
- ethnicity
- age
- gender
- location (e.g. zip code of decedent)
- cause(s) of death (indicating if COVID related)
- any available occupational data
- any other non-exempt information contained in case records

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes. In the event that 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, in spreadsheet format if possible.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response.

Kyra Senese
Brown Institute for Media Innovation
Columbia University

From: Harris County Institute Of Forensic Sciences

Ms. Senese,

Your requested data are attached.

Michele Arnold
Public Information Officer
Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences
1861 Old Spanish Trail Houston, TX 77054