Medical Examiner
4505 Alberta Avenue
El Paso, Texas 79905
Phone (915) 532-1447
Fax (915) 532-6630
isantiago@epcounty.com

Office of the Medical Examiner & Forensic Laboratory

  • About Us
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  • Mission Statement
  • The Office of the Medical Examiner for the County of El Paso is dedicated to providing the highest quality of death investigation and autopsy services to the citizens of our county. We will conduct ourselves with the utmost level of professionalism and integrity while serving the county in our business and medical operations. We will pride ourselves with the highest ethical and moral standards as we deliver our services effectively and in a time efficient manner.
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  • Departmental Description and Responsibilities
  • The Office of the Medical Examiner is primarily concerned with the proper investigation of violent, sudden, unexpected and suspicious deaths occurring in El Paso County. Investigations include an examination of the scene by a staff of investigators and a review of the circumstances surrounding the death through post-mortem examination, including autopsy as warranted, and certification of the cause of death.
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  • In addition, the Office of the Medical Examiner services the community by assisting families with funeral arrangements, authorizing cremations, signing death certificates, reporting viable candidates to the local tissue bank for tissue procurement, identifying John/Jane Doe's, preparing for a mass disaster, teaching and education and creating rapport within our community.