Lawrence County Coroner
Rob Herr, Medical Examiner & Coroner
The county coroner is responsible for determining the cause of death in cases involving violence, casualty, unexplained or suspicious circumstances or when the person has been found dead. When notified of a death under any of the above circumstances, the coroner must alert and obtain the investigative assistence of the law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction in that area.
When the coroner determines the cause of death, the law requires the coroner to file a death certificate of his or her findings with the local health officer. If an autopsy is necessary, the coroner must employ a qualified pathologist to conduct it. Additional reports of the cause of death may be filed with the clerk or cicuit court.
Location: 2411 Mitchell Road, Bedford, Indiana, 47421