licensed physician, the Coroner has broad authority to investigate
causes of death resulting from crimes or violent acts, suicide,
or any death of a suspicious nature. In fatal automobile crashes,
the Coroner determines the blood alcohol content of those
The Coroner works closely with law
enforcement agencies and the Prosecuting Attorney in preparing
cases for trial. The Coroner performs autopsies, toxicology
tests and testifies an as expert witness on causes of death
in court. The Coroner's duties involve administrative matters,
pathology, toxicology, histology and criminal matters.
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