Mandatory Autospy on death of a minor child in the home.
My son Liam 11 1/2 years old passed away unexpectedly while in the care of his father, whom he had not seen or spoken to in a month. He went for a weekend visit on Dec 18, 2009 and passed away Dec 20, 2009. There was no real investigation into the death of my son nor was an autospy performed, all because Liam had previous health conditions that could have caused his death. No coroner came to the home or funeral home, nor did Liam ever go to the morgue for further review being suspicious circumstances surrounding his death in the home. Why is this not an automatic thing? Regardless of what the parents may or may not say. I wanted the autospy but the police didn't find anything obvious on cause of death so they said the costs would be out of pocket, no big deal money isn't the issue here. We have the death of an innocent child and everything got shoved under the rug.. I also believe that both parties of the minor child should both be held accountable for the expenses incurred for the funeral. None of this is stated in black and white in the law books. How many more families have to go through this before something is done. In a divorce decree it states when child support stops, well it should also have a clause for this situation as well (when a child passes away) no matter what the cause especially a minor child and persons with disabilities..