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Douglas County Coroner's Office

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: 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.
Phone Number(s): 
913-299-1533 (office)
913-912-1388 (fax)
Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (autopsies are performed seven days a week)
Street Address: 
40 South 18th Street, Kansas City, KS 66102, USA