LAW & PUBLIC SAFETYMedical Examiner   

Medical Examiner's Office 

St. Louis County contracts with Midwest Medical Examiner's Office for medical examiner services including autopsies and death investigations. Dr. A. Quinn Strobl, a certified forensic pathologist, serves as Chief Medical Examiner. 

The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office seeks to honor those who have died by providing scientific, consistent and compassionate investigation into the circumstance of death. Their team of professionals includes three forensic pathologists, numerous on-call death investigators, plus support staff.

The medical examiner is an independent official of the county, subject only to appointment, removal, and budgeting by the County Board per MN Statute 390.011.

Inquiries for Medical Examiner data or records should be directed to:
Midwest Medical Examiner's Office 
14341 Rhinestone Street NW
Ramsey, MN 55303

Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday.

  • Human Remains: St. Louis County has a number of unclaimed human remains. Usually these people have lost contact with their families prior to death, have no family or friends, or died unidentified. Each state and county has different procedures they must follow in these cases. The St. Louis County Medical Examiner's Office posts the names in hopes legal next of kin can be located.