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Autopsy is a television subseries of HBO's America Undercover documentary series. Dr. Michael Baden, a real-life forensic pathologist, is the primary analyst, and has been involved personally in many of the cases that are reviewed.

Episodes and cases

  • Autopsy: Confessions of a Medical Examiner (1994)
    • Joan Bent, murdered in 1986, how analysis of the contents of her stomach caught her killer.
    • Finding a tattooed arm in the belly of a shark helps solve a missing persons' case.
    • Marybeth Tinning, who was discovered to have killed nine children over 14 years, a stunning example of Munchausen syndrome by proxy.
    • Billy Martin, legendary New York Yankees manager who died in 1989 in a single-car accident, and how Dr. Baden discovered that he wasn't the one behind the wheel.
    • The Attica Prison riots, and how Dr. Baden discovered that thirteen inmates were murdered by prison guards in a massacre cover-up.
    • The Green Haven Prison murder, how Dr. Baden used dental records to find the killer of a female prison guard.
    • LaToya Thomas, a 13-year-old girl convicted of strangling her mother to death, and how Dr. Baden helped exonerate her.
    • Analysis of a preserved corpse found in the Swiss Alps are determined to be 5,000 years old.
  • Autopsy 2: Voices From the Dead (1995)
    • A bathtub filled with a skeleton, bloody water and maggots leads examiners to analyze the maggots to determine cause of death; suicide by barbiturate overdose.
    • Dr. John Cavaness and the murder of one of his four sons.
    • The murder of Keerans Carter, who washed ashore on a beach in a plastic bag.
    • The case of an angel of death in Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Ron Settles, a star college football running back, is arrested, and found hanging in his cell the next day.
    • A fun house dummy is found to be the mummified corpse of an 1800s Wild West outlaw.
    • Forensic reconstruction of King Tut's face.
  • Autopsy 3: Voices From the Grave (1996)
  • Autopsy 4: The Dead Speak (1997)
  • Autopsy 5: Dead Men Do Tell Tales (1998)
  • Autopsy 6: Secrets of the Dead (1999)
  • Autopsy 7: Dead Man Talking (2001)
  • Autopsy 8: Dead Giveaway (2002)
  • Autopsy 9: Dead Awakening (2003)
  • Ask Dr. Baden: An Autopsy Special (2005) (referred to also as Autopsy 10 on the Autopsy website)
  • Autopsy 11: Sex, Lies and Murder... (2006)
  • Autopsy: Post Mortem (2008)
    • The assassination of John F. Kennedy in 1963
    • The royal Romanov family in Russia in 1918
    • The deaths of Sid Vicious and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen four months apart in 1978-9
    • The double-murder case involving O.J. Simpson in 1994
    • Illnesses and deaths due to exposure to toxic-chemicals by first responders at Ground Zero in the hours and days after 9/11

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