Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office

Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office

Milwaukee County Medial ExaminerThe 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.

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