Local officials meet to discuss medical examiners office

Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 4:49pm

BRAZOS COUNTY -- Brazos Valley is one step closer to having their own medical examiner's office.

Right now if police need an autopsy they have to send the body to either Montgomery or Travis County and it's expensive.

Autopsies range anywhere from $1,100 to 3,000 so today discussions continued as local government and law enforcement officials met to talk about the possibility of running a medical examiner's office here in Brazos County.

One option every seems to like? Creating a partnership with A&M.

"I believe it would bring the best in science, the best in health care relating to death and the best in the level of serving the community at large, our tax payers, with the kind of services they need here locally," said professor of veterinary pathology, Garry Adams.

We're told the next step is meeting with A&M officials to see if they can figure out an arrangement.

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