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Barbara Weakley-Jones



Barbara currently holds the title of Coroner in Jefferson County, located in Louisville, Kentucky. In addition, she also serves as a Clinical Professor at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Gratis faculty member at the University of Kentucky, and is a volunteer advisor to the Louisville Zoo. She attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine where she earned her Doctor of Medicine degree and did a residency in Pathology and fellowship in Forensic Pathology. In addition, she is a licensed physician in Kentucky and Indiana with board certification in Anatomic and Forensic Pathology.


With years of experience within her professional field, Dr. Weakley-Jones has become an expert in anatomic pathology, forensic pathology, K-9 Human Remains Detection (HRD), teaching and training. In addition, she served as a State Medical Examiner for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for twenty nine years, and Assistant Director of Laboratory Physicians for twenty seven years.

Dr. Weakley-Jones owns and trains Human Remains detection dogs (land and water) and has done so for over 20 yrs.  She is currently on the Dogs and Sensors subcommittee of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC), responsible for writing the regulations, standards and certification for search dogs.  She currently owns 3 HRD dogs, Bella, Logan and Lottie which are Belgian Malinois certified in both land and water.

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