Cold kills a dozen in Latvia's capital

  • 1998-12-10
  • Sandra L. Medearis
RIGA - Dr. Grigory Vabels gives patients their final medical checkup. No matter what he finds, he prescribes no medicine, but sends them away for a long rest at a permanent address. Vabels, head of the state Forensic Medicine Center, and his colleagues work backwards. The patients have already died. The forensics department must find out precisely why, even though the cause may be probable, even obvious. Sometimes alcohol and poor judgement are among the factors.Twelve corpses coming to the criminal morgue on Hipokrata Street last month belonged to people who apparently died alone in and ar...
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