For Families

Families often request a private autopsy in order to resolve questions about the medical events that led to death. Documentation of previously undetected disease, for example, may provide valuable information to family members.

Dr. Wigren performs autopsies in the morgue facilities of a funeral establishment. The facility that the family has chosen to handle the funeral arrangements is typically used for the examination. If family members require guidance during this time of loss, Wigren Forensic can suggest funeral facilities that meet the family’s particular needs.

No matter the circumstances, Dr. Wigren brings compassion, curiosity and the utmost care to each autopsy. As a former educator, he can parse out even the most complex medical concepts for the layperson. He routinely consults with colleagues and provides referrals when required. He collaborates with specialists, including firearm and toolmark experts, forensic psychologists and psychiatrists, biomechanical engineers, toxicologists, neuropathologists, and radiologists.

Additional services include DNA banking, genetic analysis, and toxicology. Secure offsite DNA banking services are available and may be of interest to future family generations, for instance, to establish paternity or verify the presence of certain genetic diseases. Genetic analysis for specific diseases can help medical geneticists document heritable disease.

Please contact Dr. Wigren to discuss your request and any other concerns.