Kansas state statutes require that the County Coroner determine the cause and manner of all unattended deaths. Any death that is the sudden or unexpected or the result of a homicide, suicide or an accident triggers a coroner’s investigation. Other examples of cases requiring investigation are deaths of juveniles, deaths that occur in custody, any death that occurs within 24 hours of admission to a hospital or deaths in which identification of the body is not certain. (Source: http://www.lawrenceks.org/fire_medical/csi) Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical provide coroner scene investigations on behalf of the coroner. Coroner service to Douglas County is a contract service provided by Dr. Erik Mitchel of Frontier Forensics and all requests for case dispositions and/or information about post mortem exams must go through Frontier Forensics.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (autopsies are performed seven days a week)
40 South 18th Street, Kansas City, KS 66102, USA