Human remains are treated as a separate and unique type of forensic evidence. An autopsy of the remains is completed to determine the cause and manner of any death that is violent, unusual or untimely. A forensic pathologist will examine the human remains (post-mortem examination) and consider death scene findings.
- Facilitating Forensic Research in Multiple Fields Using a Unique Computed Tomography Dataset
- Forensic Science Research and Development Technology Working Group: Operational Requirements
- Comprehensive Needs Assessment of Forensic Laboratories and Medical Examiner/Coroner Offices Points to Solutions for a System Under Stress
The Federal Interagency Medicolegal Death Investigation Working Group is coordinating national programs and strategies to support medical examiners, coroners and medicolegal death investigators.
The working group is a collaboration between the Office of Justice Programs and the Department of Health and Human Services