Medicolegal Death Investigator Resume

Samantha Gray

North Highlands CA 95660

(916) 987-6543

[email protected]

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Job Objective

Inspiring Medicolegal Death Investigator with proven track record seeking position with well-established firm.

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Remarkable experience in forensics investigations
  • Profound knowledge of laws and standards of medical investigation, anatomy, physiology, police and forensic science
  • Wide knowledge of medical terminology, forensic pathology and pharmacology
  • Ability to analyze a death scene, recognize items of evidence and observe the condition of the body
  • Familiarity with investigative techniques, principles and practices used in the research of cause and manner of death
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong ability to work independently

Professional Experience:

Medicolegal Death Investigator, August 2005 – Present

Forensic Medical, Sacramento, CA

  • Attended death scenes and worked cooperatively with law enforcement personnel.
  • Collected, documented, secured, tracked and disposed of decedent’s personal property; photographs death scenes and bodies.
  • Established identity of decedent and ensured next-of-kin are notified and facilitated disposition of body.
  • Received and released decedent bodies and assisted with the disposition of indigent and unclaimed bodies.

Medicolegal Death Investigator, May 2000 – July 2005

Medical Related Organization, Sacramento, CA

  • Handled telephone calls reporting deaths, responded to death scenes, data collection, database entry and prepared and filed reports.
  • Inspected bodies and obtained samples for study.
  • Provided training, guidance and directed the work of less experienced investigators.
  • Collected on-site crime scene information and evidence by examining the bodies of decedents, took pictures and secured physical evidence.
  • Interacted with local law enforcement agencies and funeral homes.
  • Assisted with the recovery, transportation and processing of bodies and evidence, and gave sworn testimony as necessary.


Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Fashion Careers of California College, San Diego, CA