We’ve long been aware of the existence of a 28-page transcript of Katheens Savio‘s death inquest. However getting a look at it would seem to have been a fleeting privilege granted to the media in early November 2007.
About that time we did see the transcript quoted from and were especially intrigued by the testimony of Illinois State Police Officer Herbert Hardy. Hardy testified on behalf of the ISP investigators, although he was neither present at the scene of Kathleen Savio’s death nor at the autopsy following.
Q. Any indication what the initial call was in reference to maybe when you got your call?
A. Well, I wasn’t called. The Master Sergeant Covey (phonetic) was called, and they related to him that it was – they had an individual deceased in her home in the bathroom, the master bathroom.
Q. And you never went to the death scene, sir?
A. No, I was never present at the death scene.
Recently, we were supplied with a portion of the inquest transcript (pages 7-15) in which Officer Hardy is questioned by Coroner Patrick O’Neil. We share it with you here.
If we get our hands on any more of the transcript document, we’ll make it available here!
Thanks to commenter Cyrhla, who emailed us the PDF!
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