Colorado Springs Coroner & Medical Examiner

Find Colorado Springs Colorado coroners, medical examiners, morgues, city, county, and state examiners. Coroners and medical examiners provide information on death reports, medical autopsies, forensic pathology, and toxicology records.

El Paso County Medical Examiner & Coroner 2743 East Las Vegas Street Colorado Springs CO 80906 719-390-2450

About Colorado Springs Coroners & Medical Examiners

Colorado Springs Coroners and Medical Examiners are responsible for determining a deceased person's cause, time, and manner of death, typically when the death was sudden, unexpected, or no attending physician was present in Colorado Springs, CO. Coroners and Medical Examiners also determine the cause of death in cases of suspicious or violent death along with Police and Sheriff's Offices. The determinations made by Colorado Springs Coroners and Medical Examiners may be used to aid in criminal investigations, settle estates, resolve insurance claims, or identify threats to public health in .

Interested Parties may contact Coroners & Medical Examiners for questions about:
  • Finding Colorado Springs death records
  • Searching for death certificates online
  • Requesting copies of Colorado Springs death certificates
  • Forensic pathology and investigations
  • Colorado Springs Coroner and Medical Examiner System
Colorado Springs Death Records

The Office of the Colorado Springs Coroner and Medical Examiner may provide death certificates and other death records for deaths which occurred in Colorado Springs, Colorado. If these records are not sealed or under investigation by local Law Enforcement, they may be made available upon public request.

Forensic Investigations

The Colorado Springs Coroner and Medical Examiner Offices investigate deaths that are suspicious, unusual, or unnatural, by suicide, or suspected overdose of drugs or alcohol.

Death Certificates in Colorado Springs, CO

Coroners and Medical Examiners are organized at the, regional, and Colorado State level. Depending on the jurisdiction, the Colorado Springs Coroner or Medical Examiner may also be responsible for identifying the body, notifying the next of kin, collecting and returning personal belongings on the body to family, and signing the Colorado Springs death certificate.

Colorado Springs Coroners

Though the terms are used interchangeably, there is a considerable difference between Coroners and Medical Examiners in Colorado Springs. Most notably, Coroners are not usually required to have any medical training. Often, the Colorado Springs Coroner is an elected position with no special requirements other than reaching legal age and not having been convicted of any felonies. As a result, some of the Colorado Springs Coroner's medical duties, such as performing autopsies, may be delegated to medical professionals within the Coroner's office or outsourced to other entities.

Medical Examiners in Colorado Springs

The Colorado Springs Medical Examiner may be required to be a medical doctor or pathologist, often with a specialty in forensic pathology. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is usually an appointed position and they are qualified to perform autopsies and other medical aspects of the position, and may also testify in court when called upon by the Colorado Springs Court and Law Enforcement.