AG Derek Schmidt: Court appoints receiver to take control of Topeka autopsy space, inventory biological samples and release identifiable samples to family members requesting their return

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TOPEKA – (November 26, 2019) – A Shawnee County judge has appointed a receiver to take control of the Topeka premises used by a Leawood man who is temporarily banned by court order from conducting autopsies in Kansas while a civil lawsuit and criminal charges are pending, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today. Shawnee County District Judge Mary E. Christopher today entered the order appointing Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Secretary Lee Norman as receiver and directing KDHE to take control of biological samples at the Topeka space used by Shawn Parcells, 37, of Leawood. The biological samples are principally tissues believed to be human remains stored by Parcells. Under the order, the KDHE, with the assistance of the...

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AG Derek Schmidt: Court appoints receiver to take control of Topeka autopsy space, inventory biological samples and release identifiable samples to family members requesting their return

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