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January 13, 1988 | T.W. McGARRY and LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writers
Investigators looking for stolen scientific equipment Tuesday raided a laboratory run by a group that freezes bodies in hope of immortality, the latest episode in the group's strange tug-of-war with the Riverside County coroner's office over a vanished human head. Riverside County coroner's investigators and UCLA campus police began removing equipment from the offices of the Alcor Life Extension Foundation Tuesday night following a 9 1/2-hour search of the facility.
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November 29, 1990 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors have quietly closed their investigation into the death of Dora Kent, the elderly woman whose head was cut off and frozen by a Riverside cryonics laboratory. The Riverside County district attorney's office had hoped to file homicide charges in the 1987 death of Kent, whose head was severed at Alcor Life Extension Foundation and placed in a tank of liquid nitrogen in hopes that science would one day reanimate her with a new body. But Asst. Dist. Atty.
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February 24, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and MARK ARAX, Times Staff Writers
The Riverside County coroner's office has determined that the death of an 83-year-old woman, whose head was severed and frozen in hopes that future science would reanimate her with a new body, was a "homicide," resulting from a lethal dose of a barbiturate. Calling the death of Dora Kent the "killing of a human being by another," a coroner's official said late Tuesday that the case has been turned over to the district attorney's office for further investigation and possible criminal charges.
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February 24, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and MARK ARAX, Times Staff Writers
The Riverside County coroner's office has determined that the death of an 83-year-old woman, whose head was severed and frozen in hopes that future science would reanimate her with a new body, was a "homicide," resulting from a lethal dose of a barbiturate. Calling the death of Dora Kent the "killing of a human being by another," a coroner's official said late Tuesday that the case has been turned over to the district attorney's office for further investigation and possible criminal charges.
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January 15, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and T.W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writers
Investigators believe that an 83-year-old woman was dead when her head was surgically removed at a laboratory run by a group that freezes bodies in hopes of immortality, but they have not ruled out homicide as a cause of death, Riverside County coroner's officials said Thursday. "She was not alive at the time of decapitation," Daniel Cupido, coroner's supervising investigator, said at a press conference. But Cupido said investigators still have questions about her death. "Did she die naturally?
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November 29, 1990 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors have quietly closed their investigation into the death of Dora Kent, the elderly woman whose head was cut off and frozen by a Riverside cryonics laboratory. The Riverside County district attorney's office had hoped to file homicide charges in the 1987 death of Kent, whose head was severed at Alcor Life Extension Foundation and placed in a tank of liquid nitrogen in hopes that science would one day reanimate her with a new body. But Asst. Dist. Atty.
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January 9, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and T.W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writers
Investigators looking into the death of a woman whose head was surgically removed and then frozen at a Riverside cryonics center have uncovered numerous zoning violations and what they believe is an illegal drain used to dump fluids from stored bodies into the city's sewer system, officials said Friday.
NEWS
January 19, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
Coroner's investigators probing the death of an 83-year-old woman whose head was frozen by a cryonics laboratory here are waging a "vicious smear campaign" against the lab, a spokesman for the organization and the woman's son charged Monday. Michael Darwin, president of Alcor Life Extension Foundation, asserted at a press conference here that the investigation is a "witch hunt" carried out by "people who have been given guns and badges, but little training and less supervision."
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January 14, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and T. W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writers
Acting at the request of a group that freezes the dead in the hope that they can be revived in the future, a Superior Court judge Wednesday temporarily barred coroner's investigators from defrosting six heads and a body resting in the group's Riverside headquarters.
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January 15, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and T.W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writers
Investigators believe that an 83-year-old woman was dead when her head was surgically removed at a laboratory run by a group that freezes bodies in hopes of immortality, but they have not ruled out homicide as a cause of death, Riverside County coroner's officials said Thursday. "She was not alive at the time of decapitation," Daniel Cupido, coroner's supervising investigator, said at a press conference. But Cupido said investigators still have questions about her death. "Did she die naturally?
NEWS
January 13, 1988 | T.W. McGARRY and LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writers
Investigators looking for stolen scientific equipment Tuesday raided a laboratory run by a group that freezes bodies in hope of immortality, the latest episode in the group's strange tug-of-war with the Riverside County coroner's office over a vanished human head. Riverside County coroner's investigators and UCLA campus police began removing equipment from the offices of the Alcor Life Extension Foundation Tuesday night following a 9 1/2-hour search of the facility.
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January 9, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and T.W. McGARRY, Times Staff Writers
Investigators looking into the death of a woman whose head was surgically removed and then frozen at a Riverside cryonics center have uncovered numerous zoning violations and what they believe is an illegal drain used to dump fluids from stored bodies into the city's sewer system, officials said Friday.
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May 20, 1988 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writer
A cryonics laboratory under investigation for homicide in the beheading of an 83-year-old woman has frozen and stored another body at the facility without legal permission to do so, authorities said Thursday. The body of an elderly man who died May 7 of heart disease at his home in south Florida was transported by air to the Alcor Life Extension Foundation laboratory here the following day and suspended in a tank of liquid nitrogen, authorities said.
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December 26, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Authorities are trying to find out if a terminally ill woman was clinically dead when her head was cut off and frozen in hopes that she could some day be brought back to life with a new body. Rick Bogan, a Riverside County deputy coroner, said Thursday that no doctor was present when 83-year-old Dora Kent died Dec. 11 at the Alcor Life Extension Foundation. Her head was removed and frozen in the hope that medical technology will advance to the point where she can be revived.
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