County Medical Examiner

Why is the medical examiner involved?

In Iowa, any death that is violent, suspicious, or sudden and unexpected must be investigated by an appointed medical examiner. This includes any death that is not attended by a physician.

What does a county medical examiner do?

The county medical examiner is called to the scene of death to evaluate the deceased and investigate the circumstances of death. He or she will interview witnesses and family, photograph the scene...

What is a county medical examiner and county medical examiner investigator?

A county medical examiner is a physician licensed within the state of Iowa and appointed by his or her respective County Board of Supervisors to conduct investigations necessary to determine the...


Printed from the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner website on August 14, 2022 at 10:37am.