Lawsuit filed in alleged stolen cadaver parts case

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RHINELANDER — The former Oneida County Medical Examiner who resigned amid allegations she took body parts from two autopsies is now being sued by family members of one of the people whose bones and tissue she allegedly took.

Traci England, 46, of Rhinelander was found guilty Friday in Oneida County Circuit Court on two counts of misconduct in public office; the two felony charges carry a combined maximum penalty of seven years in prison. Additional charges of misconduct, theft and obstruction were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

England, who is free on a $5,000 signature bond, will be sentenced Feb. 10.

Charges were filed against England in January 2012 in Oneida and Forest counties after police said she kept a piece of cadaver spine and human tissue to train her dog in two separate autopsies. Forest County has a contract with Oneida County for medical examiner services.

The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Oneida County Circuit Court; four family members are seeking damages not specified in court records from England, whom they allege took the spine of a family member during an autopsy without the familys permission.

No future court dates have been set in the lawsuit.

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