46. Los Angeles Coroner's Office
In Los Angeles, places associated with death are
popular. One such popular place is the Department
Medical Examiner-Coroner. When someone dies and the cause
death is undetermined or suspicious, the body is
here for examination. It is the coroner's job
determine the time, cause, and manner of death.
the coroner will have to perform an autopsy,
is like an operation on a dead body
try to figure out how the person died.
of the reasons the L.A. coroner's office is
popular is because of the number of famous
who have been examined there. Some of those
include Marilyn Monroe, Robert F. Kennedy, Michael Jackson,
The Los Angeles coroner's office is
popular that there is even a gift shop
visitors can buy items like shirts, caps, and
with the coroner's logo on them. One tee-shirt
can buy even says, "Our bodies of work
for themselves". They even sell beach towels with
outlines. The store is open five days a
. They also have a website and a paper
for those who are not close enough to
. The coroner's office claims the purpose of the
is to tell people how fragile life is
to create awareness and responsibility toward one's actions.
people feel that having a store in the
place where dead people are is disrespectful.
been a number of television shows about the
.A. Coroner's office. Some of these are reality TV
featuring what workers really do there. An example
called "Death Detectives". Other shows are fictional like "
M.E." The M.E. stands for medical examiner, the
who performs the autopsies.