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Do your own investigation: Documents in the Boone deaths.

See the documents for yourself in the death investigations of Daryl and Shirley Jenkins and Jeffrey Williams. The Observer compiled hundreds of documents and images in the course of reporting on their deaths in a hotel room in Boone. These are some of the most compelling documents plus condensed replays of the 911 calls from the Best Western.

The 911 calls

Here is the 911 call in the April 2013 deaths of Daryl and Shirley Jenkins at the Best Western in Boone.

Here is the 911 call in June for Jeffrey Williams and his mother, who survived.

The documents

• Toxicology report requests for Daryl and Shirley Jenkins. These documents show that Dr. Brent Hall did not fill in key sections of the paperwork, the state said.

• Shirley Jenkins autopsy report

• Shirley Jenkins death investigation report

• Shirley Jenkins toxicology report

• Daryl Jenkins autopsy report

• Daryl Jenkins death investigation report

• Daryl Jenkins toxicology report

• Jeffrey Williams death investigation report

• Jeffrey Williams toxicology report

• A hazardous material team was summoned from Asheville to search for dangers in the hotel. This is the team's incident report.

• Emails between medical examiner Brent Hall and North Carolina chief medical examiner Deboarah Radisch from June 10 to June 14.

This compilation of emails includes Hall's resignation as a medical examiner.

The images

Slideshow: The families

Slideshow: The state's evidence

Slideshow: Key players

The hotel layout

Putting it all together

Medical examiner database

If someone you know has been part of a death in North Carolina that was considered suspicious, unusual or unnatural, you can see whether the body was ever viewed by a medical examiner. Search this database using first and last names of the deceased.

In hundreds of cases, medical examiners do not order an autopsy or view the body. Without these steps, which are required under N.C. guidelines, it is possible that families are left with unanswered questions about a loved one's death or, in rare cases, the lack of a proper investigation can mean a crime has gone undetected.

This Charlotte Observer database of medical examiner records contains investigations in which medical examiners did not view the body or order an autopsy. The Observer eliminated specific death information to protect families' privacy.

If you believe a specific case was improperly investigated, please email Fred Clasen-Kelly at frkelly@charlotteobserver.com or call him at 704-358-5027.

Previous Charlotte Observer stories on the Jenkins and Williams deaths and the N.C. medical examiner's office

Dec. 5: Boone police present findings on Best Western deaths

Nov. 17: In NC medical examiner system, heavy autopsy caseloads raise risk of mistakes

Aug. 13: Health agency: No errors investigating Boone deaths

Aug. 11: Boone hotel heater came with warnings, but detectors never installed

July 25: Charlotte Fire Department urges people to use carbon monoxide alarms

July 23: Family of Rock Hill boy: Carbon monixide bill is inadequate

July 19: Best Western in Boone cleared to reopen after guest deaths

July 17: Boone's Best Western, where 3 died, is up for sale

July 13: Hotel's leadership: Turmoil came before the tragedies at Boone Best Western

July 13: Emails shed new light on Boone carbon monoxide deaths

July 10: N.C. bill: Require CO detectors in hotels

July 6: Police expand inquiry into Boone hotel deaths

June 23: Failures in state medical examiner system were exposed, not fixed

June 17: Pool heater linked to Boone hotel deaths was installed without permit

June 17: South Carolina to require CO alarms for some hotels

June 15: State failed to alert authorities about hotel poison threat

June 15: Three days after 2 died at Boone hotel, a birthday party left young girls sick

June 15: N.C. Secretary said deaths shouldn't have happened

June 16: Rock Hill church mourns 11-year-old motel victim

June 16: Danger of carbon monoxide inside hotels gets new scrutiny

June 13 Opinion: A tragedy that never should have happened

June 12: Medical examiner did not visit hotel room where couple died

June 12: Carbon monoxide linked to hotel deaths

June 11: Fire chief cites lag in toxicology request

June 11: Family, friends of Rock Hill boy found dead in N.C. motel still stunned

June 9: 11-year-old Rock Hill boy found dead in Boone hotel

June 9: Mystery surrounds Boone motel deaths

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