Due to the Coronavirus our office is closed to the public at this time. Although we are not able to meet with you in person, we will handle requests by phone and all records will be mailed. Please call our office at 724-477-3137 with any requests or questions.
The Butler County Coroner’s Office will compassionately provide thorough medicolegal investigations looking after the interests of the family and protecting their rights. The deceased will always be handled with the utmost dignity and respect.
The Coroner, also known as a medicolegal death investigator, is a professional who responds to the most horrific death scenes imaginable. Those who enter this forensic profession must possess strength in body, character and ethics in order to perform this very important service to the public.
Their duties include:
- Entering crime and accident scenes dealing with death many times on a daily basis
- Encountering all aspects of diseases, body fluids, drugs and weapons that may have potential harmful effects on them, simply from their presence
- Entering homes ranging from dirty, pack-rat conditions, to executive mansions.
- Dealing with emotionally charged conditions involving the death of children, parents, wives and husbands, and always maintain a professional attitude regardless of the circumstances
- Collecting and handling property involving expensive jewelry, cash, and other valuables that they must protect and return to the decedent’s next of kin
- Being capable of examining decomposed and mangled bodies as well as reading and interpreting important medical records to help determine the causes and manner of death
- Being capable of coordinating their investigative efforts with law enforcement agencies, medical staff, fire department and emergency services personnel, and at the same time, protect the interest of the deceased person, whom they represent in death