Frontier Forensics Midwest, LLC
Frontier Forensics Midwest is a privately owned autopsy facility that opened in August 2008 as the First Call Morgue. The morgue is designed with multiple autopsy stations allowing four autopsies to be performed simultaneously. The facility features a surgical grade air handling system in the autopsy suite for the comfort and safety of staff and guests. An in-house digital x-ray unit in the autopsy suite allows for convenient capturing and viewing of postmortem x-rays. Copies of x-rays can be immediately provided to law enforcement agencies in a digital format. A walk-in cooler with a capacity of approximately 25 bodies and a walk-in freezer provide ample space for proper storing of bodies.
An electronic database and record keeping system ensure efficient information entry, recall and backup. The facility provides a place for discreet and weather shielded intake and release of bodies. The morgue is equipped with communication radios and antennas allowing for contact and coordination with local and national agencies in the case of an emergency or natural disaster. An emergency generator is available for any unexpected loss of power to ensure integrity of records and uninterrupted operation of the morgue. Additional space has been added to accommodate offices for staff, meetings, depositions, case review and training for law enforcement.
Frontier Forensics Midwest is located at 40 S. 18th Street, Kansas City, KS 66102. The facility is approximately one-mile north of I-70 on 18th Street. After hours communication is accessed by leaving a message at the same number to reach an on-call investigator. An investigator will return your call shortly.
Monday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Autopsies are performed seven days a week
Frontier Forensics Midwest
40 South 18th Street
Kansas City, KS 66102
Altaf Hossain, M.D. - Received his medical degree in 1976 from Dhaka Medical College, Bangladesh. In 1987 he received his MPH in Epidemiology at Yale University and a PhD in Pathology from Louisiana State University. He completed his Forensic Pathology residency at the Broward County Medical Examiner's Office in 2005. He is currently Deputy Coroner for the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 29th and 31st districts in Kansas.
Michael S. Handler M.D. - A graduate of Brandeis University, he received his medical degree from Tufts Medical School in 1980. He completed his Pathology residency at Columbia Presbyterian and a Neuropathology residency at Mt. Sinai. He completed his Forensic Pathology residency at the Office of the Medical Examiner at the University of New Mexico in 1996. He is Deputy Coroner for Johnson and Leavenworth Counties.
Ransom Ellis D.O. - Received his medical degree from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB) in 2013. In 2017, he completed his residency in Anatomic and Clinical pathology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Ellis completed his Forensic Pathology fellowship in 2018 at the Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office in Kansas City Missouri. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.
Charles Glenn M.D. - Received his medical degree from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB) in 2008. In 2017, he completed his residency in Anatomic and Clinical pathology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Glenn serves as the District Coroner for Shawnee and Johnson County, Kansas. He is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology.
Laura Fredrickson - Received a BA in Anthropology from the University of Kansas and a MS in Forensic Science from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2003. She joined the practice in 2012 as an investigator after working with the Jackson County Medical Examiner's Office for 8 years.
Jennifer McCollum - All investigators have completed coursework in medico-legal death investigation with additional study in child death investigation and homicide investigation. The staff continues to expand their knowledge through continuing education.
Lauren McDaniel - Received a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Phoenix. She joined the practice in 2011 as an administrative assistant. She assures the smooth operation of the office, responds to records requests and maintains the files.