Coroner's office of Adams County, in cooperation with
local law enforcement agencies, investigates the deaths of
county residents and conducts inquests to determine the cause
and circumstances under which the death occurred.
deaths that must be reported to the Coroner’s office include
accidental death, suicide, homicide, sudden death when the
deceased had been in apparent health or in cases where
suspicious or unusual circumstances exist.
cases of accidental death, including death arising from
employment conditions, Homicidal Deaths, Suicidal Deaths,
Abortions ( Criminal or
self-induced), the death must be reported to the Coroner even
though the survival period prior to death may be up to 12
a person arrives D.O.A. (Dead on Arrival) at a hospital,
it is to be reported immediately. This includes any death
which occurs within twenty-four hours after admission.
a request is made for cremation, the funeral director in
attendance should immediately notify the Coroner.
person who discovers a body or acquires the first knowledge of
the death of any person who died under the above circumstances,
should immediately notify the office of the Coroner of the known
facts concerning the time, place, manner and circumstances of
such death, and of any other information which might be required
by the Coroner.
the above circumstances, no one should touch, remove, disturb
the body or disturb the clothing or any article on or near the
body without an order from the Coroner.