Coroner Michael Fowler, CFSP
(229) 434-2693 (fax)
The Dougherty County Coroner's Office is responsible for the examination of deceased persons to determine the cause, method and manner of death in cases involving homicide, suicide, accident, suspicious or unusual manner and when unattended by a physician. This office also assists in examining scenes of death to evaluate evidence, conditions and documents, and document these findings through photographs, written description and drawings in determining the cause, method and manner of death. Also, the Coroner is responsible for communicating with various agencies, including police, medical examiner, state crime laboratory, in collection of evidence and transmittal of deceased persons to places for proper post mortem examination. This office is also responsible for keeping proper records, through research and/or on scene investigations, filing such records, future court testimony, completing certain documents coordinating and holding inquests when necessary.
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