When will the Coroner be called?

While there are guidelines governing coroner involvement in a death investigation, each case is handled individually. Generally, the Franklin County Coroner's Office (FCCO) will be contacted by law enforcement or medical personnel when a person has died suddenly and with no clear explanation or under suspicious circumstances. The FCCO may be involved in varying degrees, depending on the circumstances.

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1. When will the Coroner be called?
2. What does the Coroner do during a death investigation?
3. When is an autopsy necessary?
4. How long does a death investigation take?
5. Who is the next of kin (NOK)?
6. At what level of certainty are we responsible for making our determinations of cause and manner of death?
7. How long does the Coroner keep a record of a death investigation, and how can I get a copy of my loved one's report?
8. Who is authorized to view our reports?
9. Where do I get a certified death certificate for a loved one who has died?