A medical examiner is a government official who investigates, determines, and certifies the cause of a death of a deceased person.
The role of a medical examiner is to conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding a person's death, including interviewing witnesses, reviewing medical records, and conducting autopsies if necessary.
Their ultimate goal is to determine the cause and manner of death, which may include natural causes, accidental death, suicide, or homicide.
Typically, a medical examiner will work closely with law enforcement officials to identify a body, notify surviving family, sign a Death Certificate and other official documents.
Also known as a Coroner.