To contact the Medical Examiner, call them at (971) 673-8220.
If you have lost a friend or family member, and found this page looking for help or support, please contact the Trauma Intervention Program of Portland/Vancouver at 503-940-7997 (Portland) or 360-690-9047 (Vancouver).
County Health Officer Shipment Records (M2-002): Records related to the transportation of remains. Records include but are not limited to letters certifying that the deceased was not affected by any contagious or communicable diseases, and other similar records.
Retention: 50 years (State of Oregon Special Schedule 2012-0011(304))
Medical Examiner Investigative Case Reports (M2-001(a) and M2-001(b) and M2-001(c)): Series documents investigations into deaths by the county medical examiner, coroner, or other designated official. Series contains records on any deceased person that requires medical examiner involvement. Records include the autopsy report and the medical examiners report. Records may also include other data that is considered significant as to the manner of death such as a police report, family interview, personal identification, and disposition of unclaimed funds.
Retention: M2-001(a) Pre-1965 Coroner's Reports: Permanent; M2-001(b) Post-1965 case files: 25 years; M2-001(c) No case file developed: 5 years (OAR 166-150-0065(17))
County Coroner's Historic Records (multco1): The records of the County Coroner document the principal duties of the office from 1894 until the office was abolished in 1965. The records consist of investigation records, death reports, inquest case files, and indexes. Historic records from the Multnomah County Coroner. Contact the Multnomah County Archives to make an appointment