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Where is the jurisdiction of the Coroner?
The WCCO will only assume jurisdiction of those deaths that occur within the limits of Westmoreland County.

Pennsylvania Law prohibits the Coroner from assuming jurisdiction of deaths that occur outside of his/her county limits.

The Coroner, Chief Deputy or Deputy Coroner may conduct interviews, serve subpoenas or otherwise conduct investigative procedures outside of the county as long as the death occurred within the county.

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 in the morgue?