Here are answers to questions frequently asked by next-of-kin of the deceased.
Typically, identification is made at the place of death by a friend or family member or by comparison with a photo-identification. Identification of a person not visually identifiable is achieved through dental examination, x-rays, or other forensic techniques. In some instances, identification is established using facts gathered by the assistant medical examiner together with individual, unique characteristics of the deceased (scars, tattoos, etc.).