Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner's Office

 Seal of the Washoe County Medical Examiner's Office

Laura D. Knight, M.D. - Chief Medical Examiner & Coroner


The mission of the Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner's Office is to investigate unexpected and unexplained deaths in order to identify and report on the cause and manner of death.  We apply scientific investigative techniques and medical procedures, using integrity and compassion to serve families and public agencies impacted by sudden unexpected death. 


The office is staffed by highly trained, compassionate and dedicated individuals to include one Chief Medical Examiner, two Assistant Medical Examiners, two Medicolegal Death Investigator/Technician Supervisors, eight full-time Medicolegal Death Investigator/Technicians, one Administrative Assistant, one Forensic Medical Transcriber, and five part-time Medicolegal Death Investigator/Technicians. 

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Address: 990 East Ninth Street  Reno, Nevada 89512

Phone:    (775) 785-6114

Fax:        (775) 785-6163