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  1. Carrie Costello, M.S., MDI

    Tippecanoe County Coroner

    American Academy of Forensic Science - Fellow

  2. Caroline Garvin Hanau, M.S., MDI

    Chief Deputy Coroner

  3. Jeff Stefancic, M.S., MDI

    Deputy Coroner

  4. Brett Bulington, EMT, MDI

    Deputy Coroner

  5. Michael Baumann, A.S., A.G.S., MDI

    Deputy Coroner

  6. Lisa Barker, MDI

    Deputy Coroner

    Indiana State Coroner's Association

  7. Justin Commons, B.S., MDI

    Deputy Coroner

  8. Ericka Escutia, BA

    Deputy Coroner

  9. Emily King, B.A., MDI

    Records Clerk/Deputy Coroner

  10. Mary Ellen Miller

    Office Manager


The Tippecanoe County Coroner’s Office (TCCOR) mission is to provide competent, efficient, and quality services in determining cause of death and manner of death in unusual circumstances. The TCCOR services all of those who die in Tippecanoe County, their families, and other associated agencies in the investigation of unusual and unexplained deaths. The TCCOR provides an accurate completion of the Coroner’s Verdict and death certificate per Indiana State law. The TCCOR is committed to providing public education, support, compassion, and confidentiality in all matters.


  • Martin D. Avolt DVM, CMLI, FAAFS
    • Coroner
    • Veterinarian
  • Lt. Steven Kohne CMLI
    • Tippecanoe County Sheriff
    • Shift Commander
    • Certified Blood Splatter Analyst