North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

N.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

The North Carolina Medical Examiner System is a network of medical doctors and allied health professionals throughout North Carolina who voluntarily devote their time, energy, and medical expertise to see that deaths of a suspicious, unusual or unnatural nature are adequately investigated. The OCME investigates all deaths in North Carolina due to injury or violence, as well as natural deaths that are suspicious, unusual, or unattended by a medical professional.

This resource is maintained by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of the state of North Carolina. The OCME is a branch in the Epidemiology Section of the Division of Public Health. The OCME also functions as the Division of Forensic Pathology of the UNC School of Medicine Department of Pathology.

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Last Modified: October 21, 2015