Will an autopsy be performed?

When there is an additional need to establish the cause and manner of death the Coroner can order an autopsy. Each case is evaluated on an individual basis.

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1. Where will my relative or friend be taken?
2. Is it necessary for me to identify the body?
3. Is viewing allowed at the Coroner's Office?
4. What about organ donation?
5. Why is the Coroner involved?
6. What should I do now?
7. How long will it take before my relative or friend is released from the Coroner's Office?
8. Will an autopsy be performed?
9. Will the Coroner make the funeral arrangements?
10. What information does the Coroner need to release the body of my relative or friend?
11. Where can I obtain a death certificate?
12. Will I be charged for Coroner services?
13. Are blood toxicology reports, coroner, and/or autopsy reports available?
14. My relative or friend was in the military. Who can I contact for information?
15. If there are no funds for burial, what can I do?
16. What if I discover remains?
17. How and when can personal possessions be claimed?
18. I need to enter my relative or friend's residence, but it is sealed. What should I do?