Types of Deaths Reported

Examples of Cases the Coroner Handles

All deaths occurring in Adams and Broomfield Counties are reported to the Office of the Coroner.

These include:

  • All cases where trauma may be associated with the death
  • Deaths due to contagious diseases
  • Deaths due to or suspected abortion
  • Deaths due to chemical or bacterial poisoning as well as industrial, hazardous, or radiation exposure
  • Deaths in hospital or nursing care facilities within 24 hours of admission
  • Deaths where no physician is in attendance
  • Deaths where the physician is unable or unwilling to certify the death
  • Deaths while in the custody of law enforcement or other public institution
  • Known or suspected suicides
  • Operating room deaths
  • Other unexplained deaths

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