Guest Speaker: Coroner Marlene A. Lantz
Come for a chat with the former McHenry County Coroner, Marlene A. Lantz.
Lantz served for 32 years in the office - eight as Chief Deputy and 24 as Coroner.
During that time she teamed with local law enforcement, Sheriff's department, and Illinois State Police to investigate many types of deaths, including several homicides.
Her training came through seminars, college classes, and on the job experience. She is also a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the State of Illinois; and for eight years, served as a "Deiner" (morgue assistant) at hospitals in Elgin, IL.
She was a member of the "Arsenic Task Force," which investigated four cases of arsenic poisoning in one family. The investigation resulted in a family member being found guilty of three murders and an attempted murder.
Grab your coffee, and settle in!