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Gogebic medical examiner retiring


January 2, 2019

BESSEMER — As the new year is ushered in, Gogebic County is looking for a new medical examiner.

At a committee meeting early this month, the county board of commissioners learned that Charlie Iknayan, the medical examiner, had suffered a stroke earlier in the year and will be retiring. He is not renewing his medical license effective Feb. 1, 2019.

According to minutes of the December committee meeting, the county is shipping its autopsies to Dickinson County at a cost of more than what Iknayan was charging the county.

The cost of an autopsy is around $1,500 and it costs an additional $770...

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