Gov. Pat McCrory and several lawmakers are promising to review how deaths are investigated in North Carolina and whether the state's medical examiner system needs additional money.

McCrory wants lawmakers to provide an additional $2 million for the system and increase the fee paid to medical examiners from $100 per death investigation to $250.

The proposals were prompted by a series in The Charlotte Observer. The newspaper found medical examiners fail to examine bodies in one out of every nine cases, despite a state law requiring them to do so.

The series also found medical examiners in the state only visit crime scenes about 10 percent of the time. National experts say seeing where the death happened is often key to a proper investigation.