How long does it take to determine the cause of death?

In the age of television, sometimes it is thought that investigations can take 60 minutes or less. However, it generally takes 6-8 weeks of thorough investigation to establish a cause and manner of death. Part of these investigations include interviewing witnesses, reviewing medical records, consulting with our law enforcement partners, performing autopsies and other related tests, and searching for all of the facts so we can provide family members with the closure they desire.

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