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Graham Tale's documentary available now!

The Graham's Tales documentary is available now on Vimeo.  This feature length documentary includes twenty new tales never seen before.  Graham gives an in-depth look at his career and life as a Medical Examiner's Investigator.  Click here to stream Graham's Tales online:


Welcome to the home of Graham's Tales, the true-life stories of Graham Cowley.  Graham is a retired Medical Examiner's investigator who worked in Vancouver and San Francisco.  In 35 years, Graham investigated over 20,000 deaths.  These are his true stories of actual investigations, from the comically bizarre to the heartbreakingly tragic.  Each night on the job, Graham would investigate anywhere from two to five death scenes and then transport the bodies to the city morgue.  He investigated homicides, suicides, accidental deaths, deaths by natural causes, and deaths due to the AIDS epidemic.  In each case his task was to determine whether the cause of death was natural, unnatural, or accidental.  Graham was neither a policeman, nor a pathologist.  He was an investigator and a witness to how people die.


We've made a web-series that you can watch here, and we've made a documentary feature film, Graham's Tales.  It's a very exciting time for Graham's Tales, so tell your friends all about it!


Warning: Graham's descriptions can be of a graphic nature.

Watch the Trailer

Graham Cowley, the Medical Examiner's investigator.

How this got started

Graham's Tales started when Graham Cowley and Adam Chin got together to catch up after not seeing each other for many years.  After a few dinners, Adam asked Graham if he could tell a few of his stories on videotape.  Adam grabbed the nearest videocamera he could find, and a year later they had a feature-length documentary and a web-based series.


In Fingerprints, Graham demonstrates how to obtain a set of fingerprints off of decomposed remains.

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