Vincent DiMaio has been a forensic pathologist for some 45 years and has done many of the so-called high profile cases of his time, from Trayvon Martin to Lee Harvey Oswald, Phil Spector, and the West Memphis Three. He is the author/co-author of four texts: Excited Delirium Syndrome; Forensic Pathology; Gunshot Wounds; and Handbook of Forensic Pathology, as well as numerous scientific articles. His book Morgue: a Life in Death, which received a 2017 Edgar Award nomination from the Mystery Writers of America, goes from his Brooklyn beginnings tutored by his father, the chief medical examiner of New York City to San Antonio, Texas. Dr. DiMaio was chief medical examiner in Bexar County, Texas, from March 1, 1981, until his retirement on December 31, 2006. Dr. DiMaio is presiding officer of the Texas Forensic Science Commission and is editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology.