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‘He was always looking for the truth.’ Former King County medical examiner dies at 81

Dr. Donald Reay served as King County chief medical examiner for 24 years, overseeing more than 5,000 autopsies. He died at his home in Oak Harbor on November 10.

Dr. Donald Reay left a long legacy, overseeing more than 5,000 autopsies, making the office one of the first to identify a victim using genetic fingerprinting, and training other medical examiners.

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