Medical Examiner


The office of the Medical Examiner is authorized by Section 59.34 of the Wisconsin State Statues. The office is responsible for the investigation of deaths in Washington County and determining the cause and manner of death in the following categories: all deaths occurring where there are unusual or suspicious cicumstances; all homicides; all suicides; all deaths where there is an accident, whether or not the accident caused the death; all motor vehicle deaths; all deaths by abortion; all cremations; all deaths where there is no doctor in attendance; all deaths where the physician refuses to sign a death certificate; and all SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) cases.