The Forensic Institute,[Footnote 1] or the Morgue, is Waldo Butters' workplace. It first appears in Death Masks.

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Death MasksEdit

Main article: Death Masks

In Death Masks, Harry Dresden visited the morgue for the first time. Karrin Murphy invited him to look at a corpse, and he meets Butters for the first time; polka music was heard down the hall. The body Dresden looked at was headless, had parts of its arms missing, and was mutilated across the torso in a fine grid pattern. The real cause of death was the plague, Dresden finds an Eye of Thoth tattoo on inner arm.[1]


  1. Cook County Morgue — Encyclopedia of Chicago history