County looks to reduce autopsy transport costs

Justice of the Peace Robert Zinn asked members of the Franklin County Commissioners Court to consider bidding for contracts for services in transporting bodies for autopsy as a cost cutting measure.

The costs of autopsies as well as transport costs have continued to rise over the past several years. All autopsies go through the Southwest Institute of Forensic Science in Dallas County. See the October 1 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald to learn more about this discussion.