The Coroner's Office is a statutory office, which is mandated to establish the cause and manner of death:
The investigation of a death by the Coroner's Office is an extremely important function as it is done by an independent agency who does not work for the law enforcement agency, the physician, the nursing home, the hospital, the prosecution, or the defense, but works on behalf of the deceased to obtain the truth about their death.
Associated with the responsibility of determining the cause and manner of death, the Coroner has numerous other responsibilities. View all Associated Responsibilities (PDF) and clarifications.
For additional information or questions please contact the Coroner's Office at 719-836-4340.