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Forensic Investigation

The forensic investigation unit operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year. This unit is responsible for determining whether or not a death comes under the jurisdiction of the Medical Examiner and investigating the circumstances surrounding the deaths. The investigative unit also identifies decedents and then notifies next of kin that their family member is deceased.

The forensic investigation unit does not accept interns.
Did you know…the investigative unit handles an average of 16 cases a day and almost 300 decedents each year are initially unidentified.