In the rush to harvest body parts, death investigations have been upended

A body at the Pierce County medical examiner’s office in Tacoma, Wash.
A body at the Pierce County medical examiner’s office in Tacoma, Wash.
(Christina House / Los Angeles Times)

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Melody Petersen is an investigative reporter covering healthcare and business for the Los Angeles Times. Send her tips securely on Signal at (213) 327-8634.