How a death is reported?
Normally, a death is reported by hospital staff, nursing facility personnel or a local paramedic, police, or fire professional on the scene. The information needed includes the following:

• Name and address of the deceased
• Age and date of birth
• Sex and Race
• Social Security Number
• Marital Status
• Next of kin – address and phone number
• Place and manner of occurrence
• Date and time of occurrence
• Date and time of death
• Name of the person pronouncing the death
• Name of person reporting the death
• Any other information which may be helpful
• Location of the body
• Name of funeral home
• Last person who saw or spoke to victim prior to death
• Medical history

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1. How can I get a private autopsy?
2. Why is a body brought to the coroner’s office?
3. Does the coroner need permission from the next of kin for an autopsy?
4. Will I be able to have an open casket viewing after an autopsy?
5. How long before my loved one is released and I get results?
6. Where is the body taken for the autopsy?
7. Where can I get a copy of a death certificate?
8. What is the cost for an Autopsy?
9. How do I choose a funeral home?
10. How a death is reported?
11. Who can pronounce a death?