Questionable Deaths | Print |

Where it is unclear whether or not the death was the result of a homicide, law enforcement agencies are urged to utilize the resources and expertise of the Medical Examiner's Office in determining the cause of death. Until the cause of death is clear, the death scene should be treated with the same care utilized in a homicide case. When a death being investigated by the Medical Examiner's Office comes into question as a possible homicide, the Medical Examiner Investigator will immediately notify the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction (if they are not already present) and preserve the scene until their arrival. The death will then be investigated as a potential homicide case by all parties concerned.