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Medical Examiner

For deaths occurring in Dutchess County, the Dutchess County Medical Examiner investigates the cause and manner of death for all sudden or unexpected deaths, natural deaths when the deceased has not been under a physician’s care, as well as homicide, suicide and accidental deaths.  These scientific investigations provide loved ones with accurate and timely answers with regard to the deceased.

To ensure staff is available, appointments are required to:

  • View a body for identification
  • Pick up an Autopsy Report
  • Meet with the Medical Examiner
  • Transfer a body to another facility