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If an autopsy is performed, will the decedent still be able to be viewed at the funeral home?
Whether or not a decedent will be viewable (open casket) depends on several factors.

The autopsy alone will not affect the ability to view the decedent.

The Funeral Director will make the final decision as to the viewable status.

Factors that may prohibit a decedent from being viewable include:
-Decomposition
-Severe Trauma
-Certain communicable diseases (rarely)

Coroner's Office - Autopsies

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1. Who performs the autopsy?
2. If an autopsy is performed, will the decedent still be able to be viewed at the funeral home?
3. Will an autopsy delay the funeral?
4. Does the Coroner need approval from the next of kin to order an autopsy?
5. The cause of death is listed as "Pending". When will we know the actual cause of death?