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. All remains are kept at our facility for 2 years. To inquire about claiming remains please contact our Safety Compliance Officer, Steve Smith, at 312-997-3002. Click here to connect to cremations.