snarst wrote:Maybe the doctor could examine the body in the morgue and tell you how they died. Then you do a shakedown and find the offending weapon and try to see if any knife, shank, ex matches the wounds. Fingerprints could be taken if the owner of the cell it was found in was seen in some place at the time of the murder and thus couldn't be the culprit.
In real life the examination of the body is done by the medical examiner. No, prison that I am aware of has one on staff. Most prisons send them away to be examined, if needs arises. The game really already have a system for doing this. Instead of creating another position on staff and making the game less realistic. Just adding a report about the bodies the player sends way. The report would determine, (with an error rating) on how the inmate die. If they play suspect that the report is wrong the player can instructed an investigator to look in to the death. Or just leave it alone, but that risks a higher chance of the inmate, or inmates striking again.
The report would not tell the player who caused that death only whether the death was accidental, a suicide or homicide. Form this point it would be up to your investigator to determine the cause of death.If need are relatively being meet in your prison then the death will be "easier" to investigator (reason, more jail house informants). If not they the error rates goes up on the investigator and the time it take him or her to investigator the incident also goes up.
As said by other, it would make since for this investigator to have an office.