• Coordinate all investigation efforts with all law enforcement agencies

  • Secure all valuables and property belonging to the decedent

  • Identify decedent

  • Notify next of kin of decedent

  • Determine the need for an autopsy

  • Facilitate autopsy process, including x-ray studies and adjunct consultants

  • Remove decedent from death scene, and transport to morgue

  • Coordinate the organ donor process

  • Correlate clinical and forensic findings to determine the manner and cause of death