13 June, 2016
Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office Pulse Media Advisory
Orange County, FL – UPDATE: Media Advisory
The Orange County Medical Examiner’s Office has the following information to report regarding the status of their operations. As of June 13 at 4 p.m.:
- All 50 deceased individuals connected to Pulse Nightclub Orlando shooting have been identified.
- Forty-eight (48) notifications to next of kin have been made through the help of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
- Autopsies are required to be conducted in all cases of homicide. The Medical Examiner (ME) has completed half of the autopsies and hopes to conclude the process sometime on June 14.
- The Orange County ME facility is equipped to manage mass casualty incidents of this size without the need to establish temporary morgues.
- Florida Emergency Mortuary Operations Response System (FEMOR) is providing direct operational support which includes additional physicians and technical staff.
- Local staff continue to work around the clock to complete the identification and autopsy process, so that families can proceed with arrangements for their loved ones.
- This morning, personnel from the Orange County Medical Examiner, along with partner agencies and victim advocates met directly with immediate family members to help them better understand when their loved ones can be released to them and the process taking place.