Skip to main content
COVID-19 Resources for the Community
Call (614) 525-5290 for help · Si requiere asistencia en español, por favor llame al (614) 525-5290

Investigations Department


 The Investigations Department is responsible for conducting death scene investigations for unnatural

and unexplained deaths in Franklin County as well as
taking calls regarding jurisdiction in hospital-reported
deaths. Members of this department serve the community and are a part of the process to determine cause and manner of death. In addition to death investigation, the Investigators process bodies, and communicate with law enforcement, medical professionals, and families. There are eleven (11) Investigators with two (2) working supervisors along with an Investigative Secretary. The coroner’s office is staffed with investigators 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Investigators are required to complete a certification process with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI).


The Investigations Department continues to use Overdose Map (ODMAP) and builds upon growing partnerships which provides real-time overdose surveillance data across jurisdictions. This effort supports public safety and health efforts to mobilize an immediate response to an overdose spike.