Chelan County Coroner

The Chelan County Coroner's Office investigates violent, suspicious, unnatural, and sudden unexplained deaths within Chelan County. The Revised Code of Washington (RCW 68.50.010) provides the legislative foundation for the function of the Coroner.

The main purpose of the Coroner's Office is the determination of the cause and manner of death in cases that are of concern to the public's health, safety, and welfare. This determination is made on the basis of investigation and examination.

Investigations are usually performed in conjunction with a law enforcement agency and involve the collection of information regarding the circumstances of death as well as the medical and social history of the decedent.

Examinations are performed to document evidence of injury and disease. Examinations may include autopsies. The autopsy is a test used by a pathologist to determine the cause of death and to collect specimens for toxicology. Autopsies are performed at the discretion of the Coroner in accordance with RCW statutes.

Posted: 01/20/2015 03:17 PM
Last Updated: 01/18/2019 08:07 AM

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Chelan County Calendar

Upcoming events and schedules at the county!

  • 10
    Oct 2020
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    October Parenting Class - English Only

    Posted by: Superior Court Clerk

    Supporting Children Through Divorce is a four-hour educational program designed to help parents focus on the needs of their children during and after divorce and separation.

    Washington State University Extension
  • 07
    Oct 2020
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - October 7, 2020

    Posted by: Community Development

    Chelan County Administrative Building
  • 23
    Sep 2020
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Planning Commission - September 23, 2020

    Posted by: Community Development

    400 Douglas Street