Welcome to Mohave County Medical Examiner's Office

About the Mohave County medical Examiner's office

Mission

The mission of the MCMEO is to provide timely death investigation and postmortem examination services for deaths that occur within the geographical boundaries of Mohave County that respect the dignity of the deceased and their families.  

Mohave County is the fifth largest county in the United States covering 13,470 square miles.  In order to provide timely services, MCMEO has divided the County into four regions: Kingman, Bullhead City, Lake Havasu City, and the northern area covering the Colorado City area.  Each of these regions is covered by Regional Investigators who reside in that area of the County to facilitate rapid response. 

 

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8 AM - 4 PM

Excluding holidays

  


Request for Release of Medical Examiner's Report

How can I get a copy of the Medical Examiner's Report for my loved one?

Medical examiner reports are available upon receipt by the Mohave County Medical Examiner's Office of a  Medical Examiner's Report Request Form Final.pdf and applicable fee as follows:

Immediate family* and government agencies involved in the case – no charge
Extended family - $10.00
Media, attorneys and others - $25.00

*Immediate family means the spouse, natural or adopted children, father, mother, brothers and sisters
 

Payment in the form of a money order, cashier's check, business check, or personal checks made payable to Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office is required prior to releasing copies of reports.

To order a report, please complete the Medical Examiner's Report Request Form Final.pdf and mail the signed copy and payment to the address below.  Checks for payment of Autopsy Reports should include a memo with the decedent's name and date of death.  If no payment is due, the signed request can be emailed to info@mohaveme.com.    Requests and payments should be mailed to: 

Mohave County Medical Examiner's Office
1145 Aviation Drive, Ste. 101
Lake Havasu City, AZ  86404

Please note that the final report will not be complete until all ancillary studies which may include toxicological analysis, histological analysis, and other relevant data have been reviewed and evaluated by the medical examiner.  If the report is completed at the time the payment is and request are received, the report will be mailed within three business days.  Otherwise reports will be mailed upon completion.    

autopsy-report request form (docx)

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Frequently Asked questions (FAQs)

Do all deaths need to be reported to the Medical Examiner?

Arizona law (A.R.S. § 11-593) requires the following deaths be reported to the Medical Examiner:

  • Death when not under the current care of a health care provider (see section 36-301)
  • Death resulting from violence.
  • Unexpected or unexplained death. 
  • Death of a person in a custodial agency as defined in section 13-4401.
  • Unexpected or unexplained death of an infant or child.
  • Death occurring in a suspicious, unusual or nonnatural manner, including death from an accident believed to be related to the deceased person's occupation or employment.
  • Death occurring as a result of anesthetic or surgical procedure.
  • Death suspected to be caused by a previously unreported or undiagnosed disease that constitutes a threat to public safety.
  • Death involving unidentified bodies. 

How can I get a copy of a death certificate?

What can I do if my loved one is missing?

  • The MCMEO provides information on unidentified persons to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs).  The NamUs website (http://namus.gov/) has information on missing and unidentified persons from throughout the nation.  

Do you allow viewings?

  

Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office does not allow viewings at our facility. Pursuant to A.R.S §11-597.01 (Abby’s Law), in situations where an immediate family member questions the identification or otherwise wishes to assist in the identification process, that person may request an “Identification Meeting”.  The request for an identification meeting must be made in writing to the by an immediate family member. “Immediate family member” is defined in §11-597.01 as a person 18 years of age or older who is the decedent’s:
- Spouse
- Child
- Parent
- Grandparent
- Grandchild
- Sibling
- Legal guardian
 

The request may be delivered via mail, in person during normal business hours (8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday), or faxed to 928-505-5889.
 

For additional information please call 928-505-5888. Note: only a photograph for identification can be provided; we do not allow physical viewings.

Crime Scene/Biohazard clean-up services

We here at the Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office want to first extend our deepest condolences on the loss of your family member. 


To help assist you in locating a company which specializes in the clean-up and restoration needs you may require, we are providing a list of companies which provide the services you may wish to use.


The Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office does not recommend or endorse any of the following companies and are merely providing this list as a resource to assist you during this difficult time.


It is recommended to check with your homeowner’s insurance policy as they may be able to assist with any financial cost associated with the specialized clean-up services you may need.

Aftermath Services – 1-800-366-9923

Serve – Pro – 928-855-9111

Bio-Recovery 911 – 1-844-346-2733

Crime Scene Clean-up – 1-855-203-0123

Clean-up Restoration – 1-702-370-1479


The above listed companies service all of Mohave County and are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.


Again, we extend our sincerest condolences on your loss.

Mohave County mortuaries/funeral homes

Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office wants to first extend our deepest condolences on your loss.

To assist you in locating a mortuary within Mohave County, we are providing a list of mortuaries/funeral homes.


The Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office does not recommend or endorse any of the following companies and are merely providing this list as a resource to assist you during this difficult time.

Arizona Affordable Funeral Home & Cremations – 928-768-7384 / 5808 Highway 95 Suite 114 Fort Mohave, AZ 86426


Desert Lawn Funeral Home – 928-768-5959 / 2724 Silver Creek Rd. 

Bullhead City, AZ 86442


Desert View Funeral Chapel – 928-757-3111 / 2215 Northern Ave. Kingman, AZ 86409


Dimond and Sons Silver Bell Chapel – 928-763-5440 / 2620 Silver Creek Rd. Bullhead City, AZ 86442


Dimond and Sons Valley View Funeral Home – 928-788-0275 / 1427 E Corona Rd. Fort Mohave, AZ 86426


Mohave Memorial Lake Havasu  Mortuary & Crematory – 928-854-3100 / 2225 Kiowa Blvd. Lake Havasu City, AZ 86404


Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home and Crematory – 928-855-4949 / 21 Riviera Blvd. Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403


Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home and Crematory – 928-753-2555 / 1701 N Stockton Hill Rd. Kingman, AZ 86401


Mohave Memorial –928-529-5058 / 4764 N Stockton Hill Rd. Kingman, AZ 86409


Sutton Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory – 928-757-4022 / 1701 Sycamore Ave. Kingman, AZ 86409


Again, we extend our sincerest condolences on your loss.

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Mohave County Medical Examiner's Office

Phone: (928) 505-5888