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Click here to watch the press conference announcing the identification of I-5 Stilly Doe as Othaniel Philip Ames.



Click here to be directed to the CDC website regarding COVID-19. For local Washington residents, click here to be directed to the Washington Department of Health COVID-19 page.


Funeral Guidance for Families during the COVID-19 pandemic (CDC)

CDC has provided recommendations on safely having funeral services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for more information.


FAQ Regarding Post-Mortem COVID-19 Testing

Current protocol on post-mortem testing for COVID-19 cases can be found here.


Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office featured in the Everett Herald

Dr. J. Matthew Lacy will soon take over duties as Chief Medical Examiner for Snohomish County. The Everett Herald story on the inter-workings and changes at the office can be found here


Chief M.E. Recognized by Snohomish County

On December 4, 2019, the Snohomish County Council honored Dr. Daniel Selove, Chief Medical Examiner for the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office, with Resolution No. 19-052. Dr. Selove, who has held the position of Chief Medical Examiner for 4 1/2 years is retiring at the end of 2019.  Dr. J. Matthew Lacy, currently the office’s associate medical examiner, will take over the role of Chief Medical Examiner in January 2020.  The full resolution honoring Dr. Selove can be found here.

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