The Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office staff shares your sorrow regarding the loss of your loved one.
It is the mission of the BCMEO to provide the citizens of Bexar County with independent, high quality, accurate medical and scientific determinations of the cause and manner of death with compassion and understanding for the families and loved ones.
The primary function of the Medical Examiner's Office is to investigate the deaths of all individuals in Bexar County who die suddenly, violently, and unexpectedly, in order to determine the cause and manner of death in these cases. The Medical Examiner's Office conducts scene investigations and interviews witnesses, attending physicians, relatives, and police. Based on the information gathered, a decision is made as to whether the case is a Medical Examiner case and whether an autopsy needs to be performed. Body fluids and tissue are analyzed by the Toxicology Section to determine the presence or absence of poisons, drugs, or other chemicals.
Should you have experienced the loss of a loved one and have questions about the procedures of our office, please contact us directly at 210-335-4011.
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Please note that we are unable to allow viewing of decedents at our office for any reason. Viewing is best conducted at the funeral home or mortuary after your loved one is released from the Medical Examiner's office.