Do all medical examiner cases get autopsied?
Not all cases on which the Medical Examiner takes jurisdiction result in an autopsy of the decedent’s body. Many of them are found through inquiry to have sufficient medical history to account for the death and many such cases are brought to the Medical Examiner Office for safe storage while next of kin are located.

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1. How can I obtain copies of reports?
2. How can I obtain a copy of the death certificate?
3. How do we claim or recover the decedent’s body?
4. Do all medical examiner cases get autopsied?
5. What is an autopsy?
6. What if the family does not want an autopsy?
7. What does a person do on finding a family member deceased?
8. Can we visit and view the decedent at your facility?
9. If I have questions about the autopsy or toxicology reports, can I get an explanation of the medical information?
10. Must I do anything differently if a baby dies unexpectedly?
11. Does the family pay for any of the Medical Examiner services?
12. Who can we call for additional information, counseling, or assistance?