Will an autopsy be performed?

An autopsy will be performed when there is a need to establish or confirm a cause and manner of death for the purpose of issuing a death certificate, in cases involving criminal or suspected criminal wrongdoing, and in any case in which an autopsy is considered to be prudent at the Medical Examiner's discretion.

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1. Why is the Medical Examiner's office involved?
2. Will an autopsy be performed?
3. Will I be able to view the body at the Medical Examiner's Office?
4. Will I be charged for Medical Examiner services or reports?
5. What should I do after being made aware of the death, and the involvement of the Medical Examiner?
6. When will I be able to obtain a death certificate?