Does the Coroner investigate every death?
The coroner investigates only sudden, suspicious, violent and unexplained deaths. This includes deaths of persons who may appear to have died from natural causes but are not under a doctor's care or do not have a significant medical history. The Coroner's office must also review all deaths of "persons whose bodies are to be cremated, buried at sea or otherwise disposed of so as to be thereafter unavailable for examination" before final disposition by the funeral director.

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1. Does the Coroner investigate every death?
2. Is an autopsy always necessary in a Coroner's case?
3. Must the family give permission for an autopsy to be done?
4. Does the Coroner perform autopsies?
5. Who pays for the autopsy and/or tests ordered by the Coroner?
6. What income does the Coroner's Office return to the county?
7. Why does the Coroner charge a fee for a cremation release?
8. What responsibilities do Deputy Coroners have?