Office of Chief Medical Examiner311Search all websites
New York City Missing Persons Day poster
Learn More
    OCME will host the New York City Missing Persons Day on Saturday, May 4. All families and friends of missing persons are welcome to attend.
Forensic Pathology Fellows
Learn more
    Graduates of the specialized training program join the ranks of medical examiners serving on the frontlines of public health and criminal justice.
Dr. Barbara Sampson
Learn more
    New York City Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Barbara Sampson has been appointed as a Trustee of the American Board of Pathology, which guides and supports the work of certified pathologists, including medical examiners, practicing in the United States.
Lydia de Castro
Learn More
    Lydia de Castro, a veteran OCME forensic scientist with experience in mass disaster DNA identifications and sexual assault investigations, has been appointed to the New York State Commission on Forensic Science.
National Missing and Unidentified Persons System | NamUs Logo
Learn more


    Information on missing, unidentified and unclaimed persons from New York City is posted in the NamUs resource center from the National Institute of Justice. This free online system is available to the general public and all those working to help resolve these challenging cases.


Office of Chief Medical Examiner

The New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) conducts independent investigations using advanced forensic science in the service of families, communities and the criminal justice system. Our work provides answers for those affected by sudden and traumatic loss, and helps protect public health.

Programs & Initiatives