Savannah coroner of 40 years exits under suspicion - Article Photos 1/1

FILE - In this June 23, 2005 file photo, Dr. James C. Metts Jr., the Chatham County coroner, poses in front of a portrait of Brig. Gen. Casimir Pulaski in Savannah, Ga. For 40 years Dr. James C. Metts Jr. served unchallenged as the Savannah area’s county coroner, a job in which he once exhumed the body of a Revolutionary War hero and landed a bit part in the best-selling book “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.” He coasted to re-election last fall at age 81, then a month later abruptly resigned. Now the Georgia Bureau of Investigation says it’s looking into allegations Metts misused taxpayer funds. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton, File)