An impartial pathologist who examined the newly exhumed physique of Dexter Wade — a Mississippi man killed by police and buried in a pauper’s grave with out his mom’s data — discovered a pockets with a authorities ID card that included the house deal with he shared together with his mom. The household’s lawyer stated Thursday.
Coroner Frank Peretti stated the pockets was discovered within the entrance pocket of Wade’s denims, and that it contained his state ID card and residential deal with, together with a bank card and medical insurance card, lawyer Ben Crump stated in an announcement. .
Crump, who organized for an impartial post-mortem, stated he was sharing Peretti’s preliminary findings. NBC Information has not seen the total post-mortem report.
A consultant for Crump confirmed that the house deal with was the identical as that of his mom, Petersten Wade. She reported him lacking on March 14, 9 days after he collided with a police automotive whereas crossing the freeway.
She obtained no info from police about what had occurred to him till August 27, when she discovered that he had been killed lower than an hour after leaving his house and buried in a poor discipline owned by Hinds County.
The Hinds County coroner’s workplace stated it confirmed Dexter Wade’s identification inside a couple of days of his demise and known as a quantity listed as Bettersten Wade however obtained no response. Bettersten Wade stated she didn’t bear in mind or file such a name.
A coroner’s workplace investigator reported that he additionally shared Dexter Wade’s info with police.
The findings on the ID within the pockets point out that authorities knew all alongside the place he lived, however there isn’t any indication that authorities went to the deal with earlier than burying Wade.
“The tragic information we obtained from the impartial pathologist in the present day was heartbreaking for everybody who knew and cared for Dexter Wade, particularly his mom,” Crump stated in his assertion. He added: “The truth that Dexter had a authorities ID and quite a few different figuring out gadgets exhibits us that there was a concerted effort to cover the reality and method of his demise from his household.” “There isn’t any excuse, not even incompetence, for not notifying a relative of the demise of a selected man.”