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Will an autopsy delay the funeral?
No. Autopsies are generally performed within 24 hours of the date of death and the decedent is released to the funeral home immediately following the autopsy.

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?