Medical Examiner's Office


The primary function of the Muscatine County Medical Examiner Department is to determine a scientifically based cause and manner of death for every death that falls within its jurisdiction. Cause of death is defined as the disease or injury which set in motion the chain of events that ultimately results in the death of an individual. Manner of death describes the circumstances surrounding the death. In Iowa, manner of death is classified into 5 categories:

  • Natural
  • Accident
  • Suicide
  • Homicide
  • Undetermined

Autopsy Request

Download an Autopsy Request Form (PDF).