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The Coroner’s responsibility is to investigate the death of any person in his or her County, that has died of:

  1. violence
  2. died by casualty
  3. died while in apparent good health
  4. died in an apparently suspicious, unusual, or unnatural manner
  5. has been found dead

The Coroner shall notify a Law Enforcement Agency having jurisdiction in the area, and the Law Enforcement Agency shall assist the Coroner in conducting the investigation of how the person died and a medical investigation of the cause and manner of death.

Cause of death is the final factor or event that happened to the deceased.

Manner of death is a descriptive grouping and is universally accepted knowledge of how people die. The group of possibilities are:

  1. Homicide
  2. Suicide
  3. Accident
  4. Natural
  5. Undetermined

All Coroners and Deputy Coroners must attend and pass the Medicolegal Death Investigation Training course provided by the Indiana State Coroners Training Board.

Martin County Coroners

Cathy Evans

Cathy Evans

Martin County Coroner

Phone: (812) 709-0630

129 Main St.
Shoals, IN 47581

Aaron Summers

David Smith

Chief Deputy Coroner

Phone: (812) 709-8405