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Law Enforcement, Medical Examiners, and Coroners

For more information contact:

Guy Tasa
State Physical Anthropologist
(360) 586-3534
Guy.Tasa@dahp.wa.gov

or

Juliette Vogel
Assistant State Physical Anthropologist
(360) 586-3075
Juliette.Vogel@dahp.wa.gov

If you are medical examiner, coroner or law enforcement official and determine that skeletal remains are not recent (non-forensic), please contact the Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation immediately.  Do not remove remains from the ground if at all possible.  By state law, the Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation has jurisdiction over non-forensic remains and will handle these human remains cases.

Also, please call us if your agency has non-forensic skeletal remains that it has acquired in the past.  The Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation will assume jurisdiction over those remains and handle their disposition as well.