State’s chief medical examiner retiring after 20 years

  • Dr. Thomas Andrew, chief medical examiner in New Hampshire and a private consultant, testifies in the murder trial of Cara Rintala on September 2016 in Northampton, Mass. File photo by The Republican

Associated Press
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

New Hampshire’s chief medical examiner is retiring after 20 years.

Attorney General Gordon MacDonald said that when Dr. Thomas Andrew started his job, the caseload was about 900 a year. That number has more than doubled, due to population growth and the drug crisis.

In addition to helping the attorney general’s office in prosecuting homicides, Andrew has compiled and published data on untimely deaths. He also has been a member of the New Hampshire Suicide Prevention Council and has served on many fatality review committees.