Are marital records public?
Marriage licenses and divorces are public records and are available to anyone that requests them. Divorce records can be sealed under certain situations. In the case where they are sealed they will no longer be available to the general public.
What is the death date?
Definition: The date on which the person died. Purpose: Provides the death date of the person, which assists users in distinguishing among people with the same names.
How do I find out if my dad died?
Contact the probate court in the county where your father lived and see whether there is a will on file. Court clerks should be able to track wills by date of death and name. If you think there’s a will but it just hasn’t been found, you would not be out of line asking to look through your father’s papers and files.
Are autopsy reports available to the public?
Autopsy results are not public records, and are available only to those legally entitled to receive them. Under chief medical examiner’s regulations, autopsy records are disclosable to surviving spouse or next of kin if certain conditions are met.
Does an autopsy report include pictures?
Autopsy photos, video, or audio are not public records, but may be examined at reasonable times and under reasonable supervision. “Autopsy report” is confidential, while “report of death” is not. The latter is the face page of the report, indicating the decedent and the cause and manner of death.
How long does it take to find out cause of death?
The exam usually takes 1 to 2 hours. Many times, experts can figure out the cause of death in that time. But in other cases, you might have to wait until a lab can do more tests to look for signs of drugs, poisons, or disease. That can take several days or weeks.
Can I obtain a coroner’s report?
The Coroner or Coroner’s Officer will give you the cause of death found by the pathologist at a coroner’s post mortem examination. If you want a written copy of the full report you need to ask the coroner’s officer or to write to the Coroner concerned and they may charge a fee.
HOW LONG DOES A BODY stay at the coroner’s?
Forensic examinations are usually performed within 24 to 48 hours after the death is reported. Therefore, the deceased can be removed from the Coroner’s Office immediately after the examination unless the case is a homicide. Homicides are held 24 hours after the autopsy before they are released.