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•Forensic photo documentation
•Meeting with immediate family
•Notification of death to legal next of kin
•Presiding at autopsies
•Taking and gathering reports
•Transportation of victims assuring chain of evidence security
The coroner also collaborates with:•Fire and rescue departments
•Law enforcement agencies
•Blunt trauma (blows)
•Carbon monoxide poisoning
•Cutting or stabbing
•Drug overdose, poison ingestion
•Fractures of bones
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
An autopsy is performed by a licensed forensic pathologist. Autopsies are performed here at the Campbell County Morgue.
The Coroner’s Office never issues the death certificate. A death certificate can be obtained by contacting your funeral home of by requesting one from Wyoming Vital Records.