They say that death is in the details, and coroner Graham Hetrick knows this to be true. In Investigation Discovery’s THE CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD, Hetrick shares the most compelling homicide cases from his 26 years as the Coroner of Dauphin County, Pa. It’s Hetrick’s job to administer the medical legal death investigation process, enabling homicide detectives to fully reveal the story of how and why someone died. Through complex forensic analysis, he and his team uncover the secrets that every body holds, providing information crucial to solving homicide cases and giving a voice to those who can no longer speak. Hetrick returns with more clues to unravel in the 10-episode second season of THE CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD, premiering Monday, July 17 at 10/9c on Investigation Discovery.
“Graham is not only among the most respected experts and gifted investigators in his field, but one whose distinctive voice and storytelling flair provide a needed emotional warmth in the cold world of forensics,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel, and Destination America. “We are excited to take viewers behind the operating curtain for another season of THE CORONER, revealing Graham’s unique ability to ‘speak for the dead’ and, hence, deliver justice for those to whom it would otherwise be denied.”
Through compelling interviews, dramatic re-enactments, and storytelling by Hetrick himself, each episode of THE CORONER: I SPEAK FOR THE DEAD recounts one of Hetrick’s cases starting from the moment he is called to the scene of the crime. Hetrick lets viewers in on every aspect of his investigation until he determines the cause of death and, ultimately, helps law enforcement deliver justice for the victim and their family.
Graham Hetrick's interest in building a career around death is rooted in childhood, heavily influenced by his father’s example in running a family funeral home. In addition to being a coroner, Hetrick is a thantologist, medicolegal death investigator, forensics consultant, grief counselor and former funeral director at the business built by his father—Hetrick-Bitner Funeral Home in Harrisburg, Penn. He has advanced training in blood pattern analysis, crime scene management, forensic sculpting, and shallow grave recovery. He is also an adjunct professor at the Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, teaching courses on forensics and anatomy. Hetrick is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the American College of Forensic Examiners, the Pennsylvania Coroner’s Association, the Pennsylvania Homicide Investigators Association, and The National Coroner/Medical Examiner Advisory Board.