Professor Warren McLeod – County Coroner & Medicolegal Death Investigator

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Professor Warren McLeod is the elected Coroner of Lewis County, Washington. He has served in this capacity since 2010. Under Warren’s leadership, his office has been accredited through the International Association of Coroners & Medical Examiners. In his role roles as a coroner and medical examiner’s investigator, Warren has personally conducted over 6000 Medicolegal Death Investigations.

Warren holds a Master’s degree (Cum Laude) in Justice Administration from Norwich University and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Nevada. He is also a Certified and Nationally Registered Diplomate-Death Investigator, and is also a member of the following professional organizations:

  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
  • International Association for Identification (IAI)
  • Washington Homicide Investigators Association (WHIA)
  • American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI)
  • International Association of Coroners & Medical Examiners (IAC&ME)
  • Washington Association of County Officials (WACO) – Executive Board member
  • Washington Association of Coroners & Medical Examiners (WACME) – Executive Board member

Warren began his career in Boston, Massachusetts by serving 14 years as an Emergency Medical Technician. He then relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada and worked as an EMT for various casinos. In 1998 Warren became an Investigator for the Clark County Coroner and Medical Examiner’s Office. He remained in this position for 11-years.

In 2005 Warren began teaching Criminal Justice courses for the College of Southern Nevada. In 2008 Warren relocated to the Pacific Northwest and became a tenured professor of criminal justice at South Puget Sound Community College. He continued his dual roles as a full-time professor and part-time coroner until 2015 when his workload required transition.  However, Warren continues teaching criminal justice courses part-time at South Puget Sound Community College, and has also authored two professional journal articles:

  • “Not so Distant Anymore” – Faculty Association of Community and Technical Colleges (FACTC), 2012
  • “Investigating Work-Related Deaths” – ABMDI Newsletter, January, 2007

Warren lives on a farm near Winlock, Washington. He is available for Medicolegal Death Investigation casework anywhere in the United States.

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