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The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) investigates cases of people who died in New York City.

This includes people who died:

  • From criminal violence
  • By casualty or by suicide
  • Suddenly, when in apparent good health
  • When unattended by a physician
  • In a correctional facility
  • In any suspicious or unusual manner

OCME also helps to identify bodies.

You can contact the agency to get more information about a death investigation.


Contact OCME.

By Phone

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

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