What information is released by the coroner?

Public information that must be released upon request, Section 36-2-14-18 of the Indiana Code says that the coroner is required to make available for public inspection and copying the following information:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Race 
  • Address of the deceased 
  • Address where body was found 
  • Name of agency to which death was reported 
  • Name of person reporting death 
  • Name of public official or government employee present at the death scene 
  • Name of person certifying death 

Information regarding an autopsy, if performed, limited to the date, 

  • Person who performed the autopsy
  • Where it was performed
  • A conclusion as to:
    • (a) the probable cause, 
    • (b) the probable manner, and
    • (c) the probable mechanism
  • Location to which body was removed

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1. How long does the office take to close its cases?
2. Is an autopsy always performed?
3. Can I come see him / her?
4. Can I get a copy of the autopsy report?
5. Is there any cost to the family?
6. What about funeral arrangements?
7. What information is released by the coroner?
8. When is a death a coroner's case?
9. Who performs the autopsy?
10. Why are autopsies performed?
11. Why is the Coroner involved in the death of my loved one?
12. Where do I obtain a Death Certificate?