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The Medical Examiner's Office is responsible for investigating deaths and authorizing cremations and disinterments. Additionally, the Medical Examiner's Office is represented on a variety of local committees and works closely with many agencies. The Medical Examiner's Office is part of a multidisciplinary team (including law enforcement agencies and the District Attorney's Office) which investigates and, if necessary, prosecutes cases in which death is suicidal, accidental, homicidal, unexplained, unusual, suspicious, sudden or where a physician cannot or will not sign a death certificate. In these cases, the decedent is under the sole jurisdiction of the Medical Examiner, who carries out all procedures necessary, at the scene of death, and thereafter, to maintain evidence about the decedent. The Medical Examiner's records and reports are submitted to the District Attorney for prosecution if appropriate. The Medical Examiner, and experts working for the Medical Examiner, testify in court if necessary. All cremations and disinterments require the authorization of the Medical Examiner's Office. In the case of cremation, this disposition may not be allowed if investigation finds the manner of death to be undetermined or homicide. In the case of disinterment, legality of the request must be ascertained prior to authorization

Contact:  Al Klimek - Chief Medical Examiner
Phone: 920-448-4185
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Mailing Address:  PO Box 23600
Green Bay WI 54305-3600
Physical Address:  Law Enforcement Center, 2nd Floor
300 E Walnut St
Green Bay WI 54301
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