Second candidate for chief medical examiner position turns down offer

Second candidate for chief medical examiner position turns down offer

Dr. Timothy Fagen, the remaining applicant for the Nueces County chief medical examiner position in recent months, declined to take the offer.

Nueces County commissioners on Wednesday voted to repost the opening for the position online, kicking off a renewed search for a replacement for Dr. Adel Shaker, who resigned last week after his arrest in a months-long criminal probe into his office.

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Currently employed at the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office in Austin, Fagen has been in active practice in the U.S. for 17 years, including three in Texas, according to Texas Medical Board records.

The commissioners’ first choice was Dr. Scott Luzi, a board-certified California forensic pathologist with more than two decades of experience. He also declined the job offer.