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  • Writer's pictureD. P. Lyle

Renowned Forensic Pathologist Cyril Wecht Passes at 93


My colleague and friend Cyril Wecht has passed. He was a kind, generous, and highly intelligent man. He attended both medical school and law school (doing his pathology residency while attending law school). No small feat. He later became Allegheny County Coroner & Medical Examiner and served in this post for many years.


Many years ago, I worked with him and his son Ben to create a symposium on the connection between Hollywood and forensic science at the Wecht Institute in Pittsburgh. It proved to be a fun weekend. One of the many highlights was the late, great Ann Rule, who mesmerized the attendees with a big-screen virtual presentation. Health issues prevented Anne from being with us that weekend, but she still wowed the audience.


We later interviewed Cyril on Crime and Science Radio. Take a listen:


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