The responsibilities of the Coroner / Deputy Coroner are:

  • Coordinate all investigation efforts with all law enforcement agencies
  • Secure all valuables and property belonging to the decedent
  • Identify decedent
  • Notify next of kin of decedent
  • Determine the need for an autopsy
  • Facilitate autopsy process, including x-ray studies and adjunct consultants
  • Remove decedent from death scene, and transport to morgue
  • Coordinate and facilitate the organ donor process
  • Correlate clinical and forensic findings to determine the manner and cause of death