Carol J. Huser

Medical examiners consider range of evidence

A New York state medical examiner certified that Vincent Viafore’s death was a homicide because his “kayak drain plug (was) intentionally removed by (an)other.”

The New York Times reported that Viafore, 46, drowned in the Hudson River last spring while kayaking with his fiancée, Angelika Graswald, 35. When his...

Dr. Carol J. Huser, a forensic pathologist, has served as La Plata County coroner since January 2003. Reach her at

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