Press Releases

Medical Examiner-Coroner to Conduct Inquests in the Deaths of Dijon Kizzee, Samuel Herrera, and Dana Young, Jr.

Medical Examiner-Coroner to Conduct Inquests in the Deaths of Dijon Kizzee, Samuel Herrera, and Dana Young, Jr. 150 150 Medical Examiner-Coroner

Nov. 5 - Retired Justice Candace Cooper has been appointed as the hearing officer who will preside over the inquests to determine the circumstances, manner, and cause of their deaths.

The Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner reopens facility to the public

The Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner reopens facility to the public 1024 682 Medical Examiner-Coroner

Oct. 1, 2021 - Due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department is enforcing strict health protocols to maintain staff and visitor safety.

Information for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

Information for COVID-19 Funeral Assistance 1024 577 Medical Examiner-Coroner

April 27, 2021 - FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020.

Inquest Findings Released in the Death of Fred Williams

Inquest Findings Released in the Death of Fred Williams 150 150 Medical Examiner-Coroner

Feb. 22, 2021 - Retired Justice Candace Cooper submitted her findings.

MEDIA ADVISORY: ME-C to Conduct Inquest in the Death of Fred Williams

MEDIA ADVISORY: ME-C to Conduct Inquest in the Death of Fred Williams 150 150 Medical Examiner-Coroner

Jan. 22, 2021 - In partnership with the honorable Justice Candace Cooper, DMEC will conduct its inquest in the death of Fred Williams on Jan. 28.

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.