The Investigation Bureau provides and coordinates the investigative services for the medical examiners. We assist in determining whether a death falls under the jurisdiction of the Medical Examiner Department of District 11 (Florida Statute 406). The Bureau is a liaison between police, hospitals, clinicians, funeral homes, and families. To authorize the release of a person's reamains please fill out the release authorization form.
The Bureau assists and coordinates the investigative efforts in the identification of unknown human remains and locating family members. We also provide cremation review and approval for deaths that occur in our jurisdiction and make referrals for final disposition of human remains when necessary. We maintain a file for each case.
The bureau is operational seven days a week, including all holidays.
Investigations Bureau Supervisor
Medical ExaminerDr. Kenneth D. Hutchins
Medical Examiner Building
1851 NW 10th Ave, Miami, FL 33136