Press Releases

Inquest Findings Released in the Death of Andres Guardado Pineda

Inquest Findings Released in the Death of Andres Guardado Pineda 150 150 Medical Examiner-Coroner

Jan. 15, 2021 - Retired Justice Candace Cooper submitted her findings.

Medical Examiner-Coroner to Conduct Inquest in the Death of Fred Williams

Medical Examiner-Coroner to Conduct Inquest in the Death of Fred Williams 150 150 Medical Examiner-Coroner

Dec. 18, 2020 - This is the department’s second inquest in more than 30 years.

MEDIA ADVISORY: ME-C to Conduct Inquest in the Death of Andres Guardado Pineda

MEDIA ADVISORY: ME-C to Conduct Inquest in the Death of Andres Guardado Pineda 150 150 Medical Examiner-Coroner

Nov. 24, 2020 - In partnership with the honorable Justice Candace Cooper, DMEC will conduct its inquest in the death of Andres Guardado Pineda beginning November 30 and, if necessary, continue to December 1.

Medical Examiner-Coroner to Conduct Inquest in the Death of Andres Guardado Pineda

Medical Examiner-Coroner to Conduct Inquest in the Death of Andres Guardado Pineda 150 150 Medical Examiner-Coroner

Nov. 10, 2020 - State law permits the Medical Examiner-Coroner to order a formal inquest any time there is a death of an individual in the County. The inquest supports the department's mission and purpose to provide independent, evidence-based death investigations and addresses the public’s interest in the death.

Additional statement regarding release of Andres Guardado Pineda report

Additional statement regarding release of Andres Guardado Pineda report 150 150 Medical Examiner-Coroner

July 10, 2020 - The department is separate from any law enforcement agency in LA County and has the authority and discretion to make its own independent decisions on death investigations and the release of information.

Cause and manner of death determined for Andres Guardado Pineda

Cause and manner of death determined for Andres Guardado Pineda 150 150 Medical Examiner-Coroner

July 10, 2020 - The cause of death for an 18-year-old man killed in Gardena last month is multiple gunshot wounds.

Cause and manner of death determined for Robert Fuller

Cause and manner of death determined for Robert Fuller 150 150 Medical Examiner-Coroner

July 9, 2020 - The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner determined the cause of death for Robert Fuller was hanging and the death was ruled a suicide.

Autopsy reports for the Calabasas helicopter crash victims released

Autopsy reports for the Calabasas helicopter crash victims released 150 150 Medical Examiner-Coroner

May 15, 2020 - The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner has released the examination reports of the men, women and teenage girls who died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on Jan. 26.

Changes in service from the Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner

Changes in service from the Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner 1024 682 Medical Examiner-Coroner

March 16, 2020 - Due to an abundance of caution regarding the coronavirus, all routine visits to Medical Examiner-Coroner facilities are being suspended.

Remaining helicopter crash victims identified

Remaining helicopter crash victims identified 150 150 Medical Examiner-Coroner

Jan. 29, 2020 - Through the use of DNA and fingerprints, the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner has identified all nine of the victims who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday.