Does every death involve the Coroner's Office?

No. The Tippecanoe County Coroner's Office has jurisdiction over all deaths that occur in Tippecanoe County that are suspicious, unusual or unnatural. Most of the time, these include homicides, suicides, accidents, child deaths, active duty servicemember deaths, deaths of persons who are incarcerated/in custody, unwitnessed deaths, occupational deaths, deaths where a cause and manner cannot reasonably be obtained, and deaths that are a known or suspected threat to the public at-large. The Coroner may also be involved in natural deaths that were unattended by a physician. The jurisdiction for all Coroners in Indiana comes from Indiana Code 36-2-14.

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1. Does every death involve the Coroner's Office?
2. Does the Coroner's Office provide all death certificates?
3. Is the Coroner a physician?
4. Are there educational requirements for Coroners and Deputy Coroners?
5. What is the Coroner responsible for?
6. Can the cause and manner of death be kept confidential?
7. How long does it take to determine the cause of death?