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Medical Examiner Program

Medical Examiner Program

Dr. Samuel Livingstone, Medical Examiner
Vonnice Joels, Medical Investigator

Phone: 315-786-3755
Fax: 315-786-3791

The Medical Examiner Office investigates deaths that fall into categories as outlined in County Law Article 17A, namely instances where the public interest is served by explaining cause, manner and mechanism of death. The Medical Examiner makes inquiries regarding all unnatural deaths within the County. An unnatural death can be defined as any death that is not the direct result of a natural, medically recognized disease process. Information is then provided, as appropriate, to individuals and other government agencies.