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Investigations Bureau

  • Provides and coordinates investigative services to medical examiners.
  • Provides and maintains case files on each case.
  • Coordinates efforts of police, funeral homes, and families.
  • Assists in the identification process of unknown remains.
  • Locates next of kin if not known.
  • Assists in obtaining cremation approval for deaths that occur in the Medical Examiner’s jurisdiction.
  • Make referrals for final disposition of human remains to families when necessary.
  • The bureau is operational seven days a week including all holidays.
  • To determine if deaths come under the medical examiner law (Florida Statute  406)
  • Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics - Vital Records Registration Handbook PDF
  • Release Form PDF

The Investigations Bureau supervisor, Sharmaine Tyler-Luke, can be reached by contacting 305-545-2404 or by email to Sharmaine Tyler-Luke  for further information.

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