Coroner

Mission Statement


The Chester County Coroner's Office is an independent agency serving the citizens and honoring the deceased of the county by investigating the facts and circumstances concerning jurisdictional deaths which have occurred within Chester County. We determine the cause and manner of death, the identity of the decedent, and provide notification to the legal next of kin, while exhibiting the highest degree of compassion, professionalism, and integrity.

OverdoseFreePA


The Chester County Coroner’s Office is participating in a partnership of Pennsylvania communities unified in the fight against the opioid overdose crisis. OverdoseFreePA provides resources, information and a thorough breakdown of overdose data from participating counties. View Overdose Deaths data for Chester County and Pennsylvania.

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Survivor's Guide


Survivors Guide - provided by the Coroner's office to assist survivors with decision making and helpful solutions during their time of loss

Coroner's Office Inters Unclaimed Veterans

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2019 Statistics

Manner of Death
January
February
Total
Natural
62
67
129
Accidental
12
9
21
Homicide
0
0
0
Suicide
6
1
7
Pending
2
23
25
Undetermined
2
0
2
Non-human Remains
0
1
1
Total Cases
84
101
185

Case Type

Type of Case
January
February
Total
Jurisdictional
44
53
97
Non-Jurisdictional
40
48
88
Totals
84
101
185

Accidental Deaths

Type of Accident
Total*
Drug Overdose
3
Fall
15
Motor Vehicle Accident
2
Weather Related
1
Total Cases
21

Suicides

Type of Suicide
Total*
Firearms
4
Hanging
2
Drug Overdose
1
Total Cases
7

Homicides

Type of Homicide
Total *
Firearms
0
Total Cases
0

Undetermined

Type
Total*
Undetermined
1
Overdose
1
Total
2
Other Statistics January February
Ttoal
Cremation Requests 236 222
458
Autopsy Performed 23 30
53
Toxicology Draws Only 0 2
    2
Organ Donors 4 6
10
* Statistics as of February 28, 2019

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