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The Office of the Medical Examiner (OME) empowers Denver’s communities to live better, longer by conducting independent investigations using advanced forensic science in the service of families, communities and the criminal justice system. OME provides answers to those affected by sudden and traumatic loss and protects public health by contributing to education and research. OME is committed to increasing the public’s understanding of the forensic sciences and encouraging and training the next generation of leaders in the field.
The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner investigates deaths in the City and County of Denver that are required to be reported by the Colorado statute. The office is responsible for the subsequent certification of the cause and manner of death. It is involved with the investigation of over 2,000 deaths annually in the City and County of Denver.
Currently, the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner has an internship program established with the University of Denver, the University of Colorado at Denver, Regis University and Metropolitan State College Denver. The internship is a 12-month program.
Yearly statistical reports from the Medical Examiner and downloadable forms.
The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner/Coroner’s Office, as a guardian of the health, safety, and welfare of the community, constantly strives toward the goal of a safer and healthier community. The Medical Examiner/Coroner is a constitutional office pursuant to the Constitution of Colorado. Colorado Revised Statute, 30-10-606, defines which deaths are reportable to the Medical Examiner/Coroner
The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner has averaged around 1 unidentified person per year since 1980. All of the below cases remain open. They are organized according to the year they were found.
Use this form to request a tour. Group tours are offered on the last Thursday of each month. Tours will be given Only in the afternoon from 1 pm - 3 pm.
The purpose of the COHEART is to assist in the medicolegal investigation of human remains in the event of a mass casualty event.
Office of the Medical Examiner
500 Quivas St.Denver, CO 80204
Group tours are offered on the last Thursday of each month. Tours will be given only in the afternoon from 1 pm - 3 pm.
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