Help On Way for Crowded Crime Lab, ME's OfficeOct 15, 2012
By Eva Ruth Moravec
|Bexar County Crime Lab director Timothy Fallon speaks about the lab's firearms reference collection at the Bexar County Crime Lab in San Antonio. Courtesy of Darren Abate, Darren Abate/Express-New/SA
With bodies stacking up in coolers and the potential of mixing DNA looming, the two Bexar County agencies that share a red-brick building in the South Texas Medical Center are in need of more space.
But relief should come soon, thanks to a recently approved county budget that includes a $3.5 million renovation at the three-story medical examiner's office and criminal laboratory.
A growing population and local initiatives have increased work for Dr. Randall Frost, the chief medical examiner, and Timothy Fallon, the crime lab director. Frost's 45 employees and Fallon's 23 inhabit a county building at the Univ. of Texas Health Science Center, and the agencies bring the county about $2.9 million in annual income.
Source: My San Antonio