What is the Coroner responsible for?

The Coroner is responsible for identification of the deceased, determination of the cause of death and manner of death. In the process of doing his/her job, the Coroner is considered an officer of the court with the power to investigate the death, subpoena information/persons and order an autopsy . The Coroner is also responsible for the personal property of the deceased.

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1. What should I do following the loss of a loved one?
2. When to report a death?
3. Does every death involve the Coroner's Office?
4. Does the Coroner's Office provide all death certificates?
5. Is the Coroner a physician?
6. Are there educational requirements for Coroners and Deputy Coroners?
7. What is the Coroner responsible for?
8. Can the cause and manner of death be kept confidential?
9. How long does it take to determine the cause of death?