Below is an excerpt from forensic pathologist Dr. Judy Melinek's 2014 memoir "Working Stiff," co-authored by her husband, writer T.J. Mitchell. "Working Stiff: Two Years, 267 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner" is available in bookstores worldwide and online. (The names of victims were changed in the book.)
(CNN)"Remember: This can only end badly." That's what my husband says anytime I start a story. He's right.