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Where will the body be taken?
The body will be transported to the Forensic Institute (the county morgue facility) located at Holy Family Hospital. To ensure privacy of families and individuals involved in our investigations, the dignity of their loved ones, and to preserve the easily compromised medicolegal evidence that may be present in the various cases we handle, we regret that we cannot allow public access or viewing in our facility. Viewing of the body can be arranged later with your funeral home. In some deaths, when it is unlikely that an autopsy will be performed, the body may be released to a funeral home as directed by the family without an autopsy.

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1. Can I say no to an autopsy?
2. How do I find out about organ and tissue donation?
3. How do I find the Medical Examiner's Office?
4. How do I get the personal effects back?
5. How do I obtain a copy of an autopsy report?
6. How do I obtain a Death Certificate?
7. How much will Medical Examiner services cost?
8. What do I do with the residence?
9. What happens during the autopsy?
10. What if I need more time to select a funeral home?
11. What if I want an autopsy, but the Medical Examiner doesn’t want to do one?
12. Where can I get help with clean up of a residence after a death?
13. Where will the body be taken?
14. Who are the people removing the body?
15. Why do an autopsy?
16. Will an autopsy effect funeral preparations?
17. Will an autopsy delay the funeral?

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