Construction complete for new county Medical Examiner’s office

County officials on Thursday marked the completion of a $73 million building in Kearny Mesa that will house the Medical Examiner’s Office.

The 84,000-square-foot Medical Examiner and Forensic Center replaces a smaller building where trailers were used to create extra space.

“This is critical public infrastructure designed to meet the region’s changing needs for decades to come,” said Dianne Jacob, chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. “The center can accommodate a large-scale disaster while prioritizing compassion for grieving families.”

The building at 5570 Overland Ave. includes a bereavement center, expanded toxicology lab, a classroom and electronic touch-screens at exam stations to better manage cases, according to the county.

“Every day, there are tremendous developments in the forensic sciences,” said Dr. Glenn Wagner, chief medical examiner. “We now have the space to harness those breakthroughs to solve crime, find answers, track trends of disease, trauma, drug addition and better serve the public.”

Construction started in February of 2008, and the building is the first to be completed at the under-construction San Diego County Operations Center campus.

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