Saturday, August 11, 2007

Wisconsin Dells WI DA Holds Body In Vehicular Homicide

In the Wisconsin Dells accident in which Olga Ivanenko was killed, the family, the Ukrainian Embassy, and the Wisconsin Dells funeral home director have begged the Columbia district attorney to release her body, but the DA says she cannot do that. Why does she refuse to release the body? Can she?


Prosecutors want to retain all of the evidence including the body so that the defense cannot appeal on that basis. However, the district attorney can release the body. If the medical examiner has completed the autopsy and it showed little question as to how the person died, then the DA both can and should release the body to the family.

Helpful information:
Vehicular Homicide