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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Dr. Cline-Parhamovich to join Pierce County as Medical Examiner

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Karen Cline-Parhamovich, D.O. has accepted the position of Chief Medical Examiner for Pierce County, subject to confirmation by the Pierce County Council.  She is currently Interim State Chief Medical Investigator with the Office of the Medical I...

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Posted on: December 13, 2019

New Pierce County Medical Examiner selected

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Following a nationwide search, Dr. Mark A. Fajardo has been selected Pierce County’s Medical Examiner, pending confirmation by the Pierce County Council.

Dr. Fajardo, currently the Chief Forensic Pathologist for the Riverside County Sheriff Coroner in Cali...

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Posted on: December 15, 2014

Pierce County to privately distribute unclaimed ashes at sea

Due to an excess of cremated remains, the Pierce County Medical Examiner will scatter the unclaimed ashes of deceased individuals at sea on Dec. 18.

“Many of these cases go back decades and by law we have to do everything we can to try and find the nex...Read on...

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Posted on: February 27, 2012

Medical Examiner earns national certification

The Pierce County Medical Examiner's Office has received national accreditation, ranking it among the best death investigation facilities in the United States.

"This certification is a measure of quality assurance," said Dr. Thomas B. Clark I...Read on...

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