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- 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
- Release Form
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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