About the Medical Examiner's Office
The Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner's Office (MCMEO) provides morgue and forensic pathology services to the residents of Mecklenburg County as well as consultation and forensic pathology services to Cleveland and Gaston counties.
The office is responsible for death investigations under the following circumstances and works with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies when necessary. It also coordinates with the Mecklenburg County Public Health Department for purposes of diseases monitoring.
Natural deaths in individuals without a physician.
Unexpected deaths in otherwise healthy individuals.
All accidental, suicidal, homicidal, traumatic or violent deaths.
Deaths occurring under unusual circumstances.
Deaths of all prisoners as well as all patients in a state mental health facility.
The MCMEO performs the following types of examinations and services: