The Coroner’s responsibility is to investigate the death of any person in his or her County, that has died of:
- died by casualty
- died while in apparent good health
- died in an apparently suspicious, unusual, or unnatural manner
- 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:
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
Martin County Coroner
Phone: (812) 709-0630
129 Main St.
Shoals, IN 47581
Chief Deputy Coroner
Phone: (812) 709-8405