How do I report a death?

When a person dies suddenly or unexpectedly, your first duty is to call 9-1-1 for medical assistance and guidance. All civilians or non-emergency services agencies shall use the following number: 610-383-7000 to request a response/service from the Coroner’s Office. This recorded line will be answered in the Chester County Communication Center. Emergency Services agencies shall access the Coroner’s Office through normal contact with the dispatcher.

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1. What does the Coroner's Office do?
2. What are the types of deaths investigated by the Coroner's Office?
3. Where is the jurisdiction of the Chester County Coroner?
4. How do I report a death?
5. How do I obtain a death certificate?
6. Can I see my loved one at the morgue?
7. What is an autopsy and why is one performed?
8. How do I obtain the results of an autopsy or toxicology findings?
9. Who is considered the next of kin?
10. When will I know the cause of death?
11. What does a "pending" case mean?
12. How and when can personal property/possessions be claimed?
13. When will the body be released?
14. What do I do now?
15. What funeral home should I choose?