Montevideo Coroner & Medical Examiner

Find Montevideo Minnesota 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.

Chippewa County Medical Examiner & Coroner 824 North 11th Street Montevideo MN 56265 320-269-6435

About Montevideo Coroners & Medical Examiners

Montevideo 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 Montevideo, MN. 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 Montevideo 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 Montevideo death records
  • Searching for death certificates online
  • Requesting copies of Montevideo death certificates
  • Forensic pathology and investigations
  • Montevideo Coroner and Medical Examiner System
Montevideo Death Records

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

Forensic Investigations

The Montevideo 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 Montevideo, MN

Coroners and Medical Examiners are organized at the, regional, and Minnesota State level. Depending on the jurisdiction, the Montevideo 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 Montevideo death certificate.

Montevideo Coroners

Though the terms are used interchangeably, there is a considerable difference between Coroners and Medical Examiners in Montevideo. Most notably, Coroners are not usually required to have any medical training. Often, the Montevideo 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 Montevideo 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 Montevideo

The Montevideo 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 Montevideo Court and Law Enforcement.