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Commissioner Andrew Haggerty Chief Medical Examiner
Mario A Rascon, MD, MHCM.

Irene Santiago
Chief of Operations

Contact Information

4505 Alberta Avenue
El Paso, Texas 79905
Phone (915) 273-3403
Fax: (915) 273-3404
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The National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) Accreditation Program has the explicit purpose of improving the quality of the forensic/medicolegal investigation of death. Accreditation is an endorsement by NAME that the office provides an adequate environment in which a forensic pathologist may practice the profession, and provides reasonable assurances that the system well serves its jurisdiction


The El Paso County Office of the Medical Examiner works with Local, State, and Federal agencies to identify and reunite deceased individuals received by the OME with their families. For those decedents who remain unidentified, the OME makes available a brief description of the decedent’s features (scars tattoos, hair length, etc) as well as personal items found on or near the body.

If you are a friend or family member searching for a missing person, click here to view a listing of unidentified decedents. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT SOME IMAGES COULD BE CONSIDERED DISTURBING AND MAY BE UPSETTING TO SOME INDIVIDUALS.