Establishing the identity of a deceased person

  • The Boone County Medical Examiner conducts investigations in certain types of deaths. Once next of kin notifications have been made and the identity is established, the Boone County Medical Examiner will post the identifying information.
  • The Columbia Police Department often has an early indication of the identity of a deceased individual, but is not the lead agency responsible with releasing that information. Please refer these inquiries to the Boone County Medical Examiner.

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