The final disposition sites of the indigents buried/cremated by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office can now be found on the open data portal for Cook County government. Click here to connect to burials.
In February 2014, the Medical Examiner’s office began utilizing cremation as a dignified alternative to burial for indigent remains. Cremated remains are kept at our facility for one year prior to burial if unclaimed. There is a $100 fee to retrieve cremation remains. The fee may be waived with proof of indigent status. To inquire about claiming cremated remains please contact our Indigent Coordinator, Rebeca Perrone, at 312-997-4403. Click here to connect to cremations.