Fresno County leaders break ground on new morgue

September 29, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Leaders held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning for a new Fresno County morgue that will replace an aging facility built more than 60 years ago. The new Fresno County Regional Forensic Center will be built at Jefferson and Chestnut near the county's Juvenile Justice Campus. For the Fresno County Coroner and his staff, it's a dream come true. "I have to pinch myself that this is happening today," said Dr. Venu Gopal, the county's Chief Forensic Pathologist.