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What are the duties of the Coroner?
The Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office investigates the facts and circumstances of deaths that occur within the county, regardless of where the cause thereof may have occurred. The purpose of the investigation shall be to determine the cause of any such death and to determine whether or not there is sufficient reason to believe that any such death may have resulted from criminal acts or criminal neglect of persons other than the deceased.

Coroner's Office - General FAQ

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1. Who is the Coroner?
2. What are the duties of the Coroner?
3. Where is the jurisdiction of the Coroner?
4. Who notifies the Coroner's Office of a death?
5. Are all deaths reported to the Coroner?
6. Are all Coroner records available to the public?
7. How do I obtain a Coroner's Report? Autopsy Report? Toxicology Report?
8. What is the cost for reports?
9. Who can retrieve the personal effects recovered from a decedent?
10. Do I need to identify or can I view my loved one at the Coroner's Office?