The coroner is a county official who is elected to serve a four-year term. The
Coroner has jurisdiction over all deaths investigated by his office.
Responsibilities of the Coroner’s Office
The Perry County Coroner has the responsibility to investigate all deaths that
occur outside a medical facility and all deaths that occur as a result of s
suspicious nature, violent act or as a result of an accident. The Coroner is
then responsible for signing the death certificate and certifying the cause and
manner of death.
Process of Investigation
The Coroner ensures that the scene of death and all evidence is preserved.
The Coroner through the investigation then determines whether the death was
natural, suicide, homicidal, accidental, or undetermined causes. The Coroner
works closely with the Perry County Sheriff Department, Marion Police
Department, Uniontown Police Department, Alabama Department of Public
Safety, Alabama Department of Forensic Science and the Perry County
District Attorney Office. The Coroner is responsible for notifying relatives of
the unfortunate death of their loved one, the collection of the decedent’s
personnel property and returning it to the family and also in making notification
to the funeral home that the family chooses.
Perry County Coroner