Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office
The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office is the medicolegal death investigation entity serving Milwaukee County, a mixed urban and suburban jurisdiction, including Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 18 surrounding municipal units. Milwaukee County has a population of approximately one million, and comprises a geographic area of over 200 square miles.
Each year, the office investigates 3,500 cases and assumes jurisdiction in approximately 2,100 cases. Autopsies are performed on about 50% of these cases. The ME office also serves as a major forensic pathology resource for a portion of southeastern Wisconsin, generating an additional 250-300 autopsies from other death investigation jurisdictions. The Medical Examiner’s facility is modern and well equipped with an in-house toxicology laboratory.