PIA request for death records

Matt Kiefer filed this request with the Harris County Institute Of Forensic Sciences of Harris County, TX.
Status
Completed
Tags

Communications

From: Matt Kiefer

To Whom It May Concern:

Please consider this a Public Information Act request for case records dating back to Jan. 1, 2020. 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 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.

--
Matt Kiefer
John S. Knight Journalism Fellow
Stanford University
312-804-5648

From: Harris County Institute Of Forensic Sciences

Mr. Kiefer,
Your data are attached. We separated out medicolegal from inquests.

Michele Arnold
Public Information Manager
Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences
1861 Old Spanish Trail Houston, TX 77054
832.927.5215 (Direct)
Room 8303
Can you help us identify someone?<https://ifs.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/MissingPersons.aspx>

From: Matt Kiefer

Thank you.

Can you help me understand why there are fewer than 20 cases where COVID is listed as the primary cause? The Harris County Health Department currently reports 114 deaths from COVID: https://harriscounty.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/c0de71f8ea484b85bb5efcb7c07c6914

Matt

From: Harris County Institute Of Forensic Sciences

Call me and I'll clarify.

Michele Arnold
Public Information Manager
Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences
1861 Old Spanish Trail Houston, TX 77054
832.927.5215 (Direct)
Room 8303
Can you help us identify someone?<https://ifs.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/MissingPersons.aspx>

Files

pages

Close