The Coroner is responsible for investigating deaths that are a result of criminal activity, violent means, accidents, suspicious or unusual manner, or if a person dies from apparently good health.

The Coroner works with law enforcement agencies and the County Prosecutor in preparing cases for trial. They may also conduct inquests and investigations, perform autopsies, and test blood alcohol levels in automobile accidents.

The Coroner may also be called on to testify as an expert witness on the cause of the manner of death in court. In larger communities, the Coroner is in charge of the morgue and pathology laboratories, where the autopsies are performed.


The Engineer serves a term of 4 years and is elected with the presidential election.