Medical Examiner

​​​​​​​​Our mission is to provide our community with a high quality death investigation service that is professional, compassionate, and respectful while adhering to the laws set forth by the State of Texas.​​​​​

Our Purpose

  1. Provide independent and science based investigation as outlined in the Texas Code and Criminal Procedure, Section 49.25
  2. Establish identity- Through visual ID, Fingerprints, tattoos, scars, DNA, or medical/ dental records.
  3. Determine Cause and Manner of Death
  4. Treat deceased with dignity & respect

Open Records Requests

Information concerning the Texas Public Information Act may be found at the Texas Attorney General’s Open Government Section. We also include a public posting of your rights regarding open records law in Texas.

The main requirement to submit an open records request is that it must be submitted ​in writing. The Collin County Medical Examiner's Office has posted an online public information request form for your convenience.


Texas Code of Criminal Procedure
National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUS)
Texas Health & Safety Code
American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators
National Association of Medical Examiners