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The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office will review more than 4,000 reports of death this year. Twelve hundred to fourteen hundred of these deaths will be medically unattended or unexpected, or will result from special circumstances that make the death a coroner’s case by law. These unattended or unexpected deaths require a scene response and investigation by a deputy coroner; 250 to 300 of these deaths will require an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death.
The cause of death is defined as any injury or disease that fatally interrupts the natural processes of life. Often, the cause of death is really a cascade of changes in the body that may occur over a long time.
The manner of death refers to the circumstances in which the death arose. The four manners of death are natural causes, accident, suicide and homicide. Occasionally, the manner of death remains unknown after the investigation, and is therefore ruled as undetermined.
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