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County Coroner

Mission Statement

To investigate unattended deaths, suspected homicide, suicide, medical misadventure or disease of public health significance.


Description

This department is responsible for the investigation, recovery and transportation of the bodies of deceased in Broome County to the morgue. This includes all deaths caused by violence or unlawful acts, unusual or unexplained death, death in a public institution other than a hospital or nursing home, and death unattended by a doctor. Pathologists are contracted to perform the autopsies. The County Coroners are duly licensed physicians and provide court testimony concerning the results of their investigations. The Deputy Coroners are duly licensed Nurse Practitioners, who assist the Coroners in the performance of their duties.

Routine administration is done by the Law Department.

Coroner Dr. John C. Prindle
Coroner Dr. John Zevan
Deputy Coroner Stacey Pendell
Deputy Coroner Kelly Storrs

Broome County Dispatch 607.778.1911