John R. Feegel, a Florida medical examiner who became an award-winning novelist, died on Sept. 16. Cause of death was not released. He was 70.
The son of a police officer, Feegel grew up to become a forensic pathologist, a trial attorney and the chief medical examiner in Tampa. He performed thousands of autopsies; the death of Elvis Presley and Atlanta serial killer Wayne B. Williams were two of his most famous cases.