Criteria for Medicolegal Autopsy

  1. All gunshot wound or other firearm injury deaths, regardless of manner
  2. Suspected drug overdoses
  3. Industrial and farm accidents
  4. Deaths in police custody, in state institutions, or in pursuit of by law enforcement
  5. Fire related deaths
  6. Unexpected child and infant deaths
  7. Deaths with criminal charges pending or with suspicious circumstances
  8. Traffic fatalities where criminal charges are pending
  9. Traffic fatalities without obvious death causing injuries
  10. Deaths that occur at work sites
  11. Victims of drowning or suspected exposure
  12. Persons with questionable identity
  13. Deaths where the cause and manner of death are in question
  14. Suspicious skeletal or near skeletal remains
  15. All Suicides, by any means or method
  16. All homicides, or deaths related  to homicides, recent or old