Medicolegal Death Investigator
Melissa Scott started her career assisting in Surgical Pathology in 2001. In 2004 she began working with the District 8 Medical Examiner as an Administrative Assistant. In addition to her clerical duties she assisted with autopsies, external examinations and release of decedents. That same year she began an on-call position as an Autopsy Technician for the University of Florida. Late in 2005 she accepted a position with the District 9 Medical Examiner as a part-time Autopsy Technician, as well as procuring eye tissue for the Lions Eye Institute. In 2007 she returned to Gainesville, and started working under a research grant for Type 1 diabetes mellitus at UF Health Pathology Laboratories. In 2014 she returned to the District 8 Medical Examiner Office as a Medicolegal Death Investigator.