Duties of the Coroner include: IDENTIFICATION of the deceased; Determination of the CAUSE of death; and Determination of the MANNER of death.
The coroner is to be notified for investigation for any sudden, unexpected, unwitnessed or unnatural death. See Statutory Rules for Death Investigation, Section 104. Deputy coroners can perform all the duties of the coroner. Coroners may appoint deputies and clerical personnel if authorized by county fiscal body.