Friday, January 17, 2014

Who is the Pathologist in the Alfred Wright Case - Lee Ann Grossberg-Krishnan

Dr. Lee Ann Grossberg-Krishnan, 46
Pathologist hired to do 2nd autopsy on Jasper man suspects homicide
UPDATE:  On May 15, after investigators discovered a drug dealer had sold several drugs to Wright the day he died, Lee Ann Grossberg changed her opinion on the cause of death.
 On May 15,2014, Dr. Lee Ann Grossberg released her autopsy report on
Wright. Dr. Grossberg agreed with Dr. Ralston's conclusion and found that
Wright's death was consistent with multiple drug toxicity and accident. [LINK]
End of update.
BEAUMONT, TX (KTRE) - 12/25/2013
During a press conference in Beaumont Friday morning, a Houston forensic pathologist hired to perform a second autopsy on Alfred Wright's body, said that she disagrees with the preliminary findings from the first official autopsy.
Lee Ann Grossberg, who was hired by the legal team representing Alfred Wright's family, said even though Wright's body was found in an advanced state of decomposition, there was enough physical trauma to suggest some type of homicidal violence.
"Based on the investigation I have a high index of suspicion that this is a homicide," Grossberg said."I base that opinion on circumstances surrounding the death, how and where the body was found, and my findings at autopsy."
Ryan MacLeod, a former Galveston County prosecutor, says he feels law enforcement has mishandled the investigation.
<snip>Grossberg said that her thoughts are only a preliminary opinion. She added that she can't determine the cause and manner of death without further investigation. The forensic pathologist said she is still waiting on the pictures from the first autopsy, and she is having a hard time receiving them.
Initial Autopsy report for Alfred Wright.  Alfred Wright went missing on January 7, 2013 in Hemphill, Texas.   Letter from family law firm discussing the 1st autopsy and investigation.  More in depth news Coverage here.

 Second Autopsy done by:
Dr. Grossman-Krishnan

From bio: Lee Ann Grossberg is a native born Houstonian. She graduated from St. John's School in 1985. She actually graduated from Memorial High School 1985 in Houston.
(from her website listed above and from expert witness page

May 2001 to present
InterFit Health (now Fitcor Inc), Houston, Texas - Corporate Medical Director
**According to Secretary of State  Interfit inactive 2005. There is also a website for Interfit Health  

May 2001 to present
President and Forensic Pathology Consultant
Forensic Pathology Consultation Services, P.A. Houston, Texas

May 2001 to present
Corporate Medical Director
RediClinic Services, Houston, Texas

March 2007 to present
Locum Tenens Medical Examiner
Webb County Medical Examiner Office, Laredo, Texas

August 2007 to present
Locum Tenens Forensic Pathologist

Marion County Coroner's Office, Indianapolis, Indiana

October 2007 to present
Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
**I wonder if she commutes?

May 2001 to December 2006 - Autopsy Pathologist

Autopsy and Pathology Services, Houston, Texas
**I could not find a company by this name in Houston, only in Kingwood, Texas...if anyone finds it, please leave in comments, thanks.

September 1999 to May 2001- 
Assistant Medical Examiner - Harris County Medical Examiner's Office, Houston, Texas
**Not even two years as an assistant medical examiner.

She lists three references on her website