Lives lost but not forgotten – 2023 Indigent Remains Ceremony 

Every few years, the King County Medical Examiner’s Office (KCMEO) hosts a unique memorial to ensure that every King County resident is remembered. The KCMEO’s Indigent Remains Program provides burial for King County residents who have died without resources or family to claim their remains for a proper burial. This program serves people whose families either could not be located or could not provide for the proper disposition of remains. 

The next ceremony to remember these individuals will take place on Wednesday, October 25, at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Renton (100 Blaine Ave NE). It’s open to any member of the public who wishes to pay their respects. 

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Do you know me? Help identify two unknown people found dead in King County 

The King County Medical Examiner’s Office is asking for the public’s help to identify two people found dead in two separate cases in King County.  The Medical Examiner’s Office is releasing forensic sketches and information related to the two cases with the goal of bringing answers to who these people were.

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5 steps to a safe sleep environment for infants

The King County Medical Examiner and several Public Health staff, including experts in injury prevention and nursing, recently published an article in the King County Medical Society Bulletin that provides an important overview of sudden and unexpected infant deaths (SIDS/SUIDS). While many factors may contribute to these unfortunate losses, this article stresses the role of […]

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