Polk County Medical Examiner

  • Does the Medical Examiner ever keep parts of the body?

    In certain instances, the Medical Examiner may retain varying amounts of tissue including whole organs after the body has been released if the tissue is needed for diagnostic purposes. If the next of kin desires to have these tissues returned to the funeral home after such testing is completed, it will be necessary to contact our office to make this request.

  • Contact Us

    To report a death call (515) 286-3333
    1801 Hickman Rd
    Des Moines, Iowa 50314
    (515) 286-2102 (Days)
    (515) 286-3333 (Other times)
    Fax: (515) 286-2208