Medical Examiner's Office

The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office conducts postmortem examinations (autopsies), performs death investigations, and provides death investigator training and consultations.

Death Investigation Required by Law

The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office responds to requests from authorized individuals for a death investigation as required by law, such as a possible death by suicide, homicide, or accident. 

Independent Inquiries

Also, on a fee-for-services basis, the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office will respond to requests for an independent inquiry into a death in which family members want to know the cause. 

Please note, death records can be obtained through the Anoka County Vital Statistics Office and License Centers.