When does an autopsy take place?
  • The Coroner will decide if an autopsy is necessary to establish the cause and circumstances of death. The Coroner may not perform an autopsy if the cause of death can be determined to be from "natural causes" and the deceased has a physician who knows the medical history and will furnish the Coroner with an acceptable probable cause of death.
  • The coroner will instruct involved parties that embalming of the body is not to be conducted until the toxicology samples are drawn.
  • If the coroner may determine it advisable to exhume a body for the purpose of investigation or autopsy or both.

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1. What is identification of remains process?
2. What is the process for viewing remains?
3. What is the involvement of the County Coroner?
4. When does an autopsy take place?
5. What is the process for tissue and organ donation?
6. What the process for releasing remains?
7. What should I do right now?
8. When is written authorization needed?
9. When will the autopsy report be available?
10. What are the Coroner services?
11. What is the process for obtaining a death certificate?
12. What is the process for a Veteran's burial?
13. What if there are no available funds for burial?
14. How can personal possessions be re-claimed?
15. What is the process for sealing personal residence?