What types of cases does the coroner handle?
The coroner is responsible for investigating and determining cause of death for any person found or lying within the coroner's county, whose death is suspected as being caused by:•Anesthetic accident (O.R.)

•Anything work-related

•Asphyxia, Drowning

•Blunt trauma (blows)


•Carbon monoxide poisoning

•Cutting or stabbing

•Drug overdose, poison ingestion

•Electric shock



•Fractures of bones




•Vehicular collisions

•Weather-related (exposure)

The coroner is also responsible for investigating the following:•A maternal or fetal death due to abortion, sex crime, or a crime against nature

•A suspicious, obscure, or mysterious death

•A death where addiction to alcohol or drugs may have been a contributing cause

•A natural death where the decedent was not attended by a licensed physician

•Deaths occurring in any jail or other correctional institution

•Sudden or violent death, whether apparently suicide, homicide, or accidental

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1. What is the duty of the Coroner as mandated by Wyoming State statute?
2. What are the responsibilities of the coroner?
3. What types of cases does the coroner handle?
4. Who reports the death to the coroner?
5. Will an autopsy be performed?
6. What is an autopsy and where are they performed?
7. How do I obtain a copy of the autopsy report?
8. Where was the deceased taken?
9. How do I obtain personal property?
10. Who signs the death certificate and where do I obtain one?