Who performs the autopsy?

Dr. Jennifer Hammers Pathology LLC perform all autopsies ordered by the Westmoreland County Coroner's Office.

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