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!

  • 27
    Jul 2022
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Planning Commission - July 27, 2022

    Posted by: Community Development

    400 Douglas Street
  • 25
    Jul 2022
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Registration deadline for new voters or address updates by mail, online, email or over the phone.

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    Registration deadline for new voters or address updates by mail, online, email or over the phone.

  • 20
    Jul 2022
    01:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Hearing Examiner - July 20, 2022

    Posted by: Community Development

    By Zoom Video Conference
  • 19
    Jul 2022
    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Observer Training

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

  • 15
    Jul 2022
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Ballots will be mailed to voters

    Posted by: Chelan County Elections

    Ballots will be mailed to voters