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An autopsy report is the medical finding (cause and manner of death): $50 per copy
An investigator report is the field report (investigator's finding at the scene): $20 per copy


How to order autopsy and investigator reports

  1. To obtain an autopsy and/or investigator report, you must be a family member of the deceased (RCW 68.50.105)

  2. Complete the records request form.

  3. Payment methods:
    • Mail order – Check or money order (payable to King County Medical Examiner's Office)
    • In person – Cash, check, money or credit card (fee applies)

  4. Mail your form and payment to the following street address:

    King County Medical Examiner's Office
    325 9th Avenue, HMC Box 359792
    Seattle, WA 98104-2499

  5. Order in person at 908 Jefferson St. 2nd floor Seattle, WA. 98104

The typical turnaround time for an autopsy report is 4-5 months.

Third party requests

If you are a third party, such as an insurance company or attorney, you must obtain an authorization from the legal next of kin or personal representative. A release for patient medical records (RCW 70.02) may not be substituted for the request.

Download the Third Party Release Form

Submit a photocopy of the legal next of kin or personal representative's identification along with a signed authorization and request to:

King County Medical Examiner’s Office
325 9th Ave
HMC Box 359792
Seattle, WA 98104-2499

For Third-Party Requests, do not send payments with your request. An invoice will be generated once the request has been processed.