Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office

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.


The Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office is accredited by: 

The National Association of Medical Examiners Opens in new window   American Board of Forensic Technology Opens in new window   Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Opens in new window

Reporting a Death

To report a death, contact Investigations at 210-335-4011.

Death Records Search

Search for a record of all death cases reported to, examined by, or certified by this office within the last 30 days.


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.