Vermont law created a statewide medical examiner system in the mid-1950s. Death investigation relies on community-based death investigators coordinated through a central system led by a forensic pathologist – the Chief Medical Examiner.
One way of helping a family understand what happened to their loved one is by performing an autopsy. Here is information on what to expect about the autopsy procedure and information about burials.
Here are answers to frequently asked questions by next-of-kin to the deceased.
To report a case or reach an OCME investigator for consultation, call our Vermont toll free number (888-552-2952).
Final Reports of Autopsy can take weeks to several months to prepare due to the detailed studies that may be performed during the autopsy procedure.