Office of the Coroner - Public Administrator is a lesser
known but very important function of the Sheriff's Department.
The Coroner is required by law to investigate unexplained
deaths and attempt to determine the cause and manner of
The Coroner, through the assistance of a forensic
pathologist, provides immeasurable assistance to Sheriff's
Detectives and other law enforcement agencies within Kings
County investigating deaths caused by criminal act.
Coroner will investigate deaths which occur under the following
not seen by physician in 20 days prior to death.
unable to state the cause of death.
or suspected homicide.
or suspected suicide.
action or suspicion of a criminal act.
to suspected self-induced or criminal abortion.
with known or alleged rape/crime against nature.
an accident or injury, either old or recent.
Fire, Gunshot, Starvation.
Alcoholism or Drug Addiction.