County Coroner: Jay Fulton

When is a Coroner called? 

When there is a notification of suspicious or unusual deaths; court ordered medical examiner's inquiry; or written report of inquiry. Also: 

(a) When any person dies in any county in this state

    (1) As a result of violence;

    (2) By suicide or casualty;

    (3) Suddenly when in apparent good health;

    (4) When unattended by a physician

          i. deceased has not seen a doctor in two years and/or:

          ii. doctor is unwilling to sign the death certificate.

    (5) In any suspicious or unusual manner, with particular attention to those persons 16 years of age and under;

    (6) After birth but before seven years of age if the death is unexpected or unexplained;

    (7) As a result of an execution carried out pursuant to the imposition of the death penalty under Article 2 of Chapter             10 of Title 17

    (8) When an inmate of a state hospital or a state, county, or city penal institution. 

    (9) When a person is admitted to a hospital unconscious and dies within 24 hours. 

It shall be the duty of any law enforcement officer or other person having knowledge of such death to notify immediately the coroner or county medical examiner of the county wherein the body is found or death occurs. For the purposes of this Code section, no person shall be deemed to have died unattended when the death occurred while the person was a patient of a hospital licensed under Article 9 of Chapter 7 of Title 3 1.

(b) A coroner or county medical examiner who is notified of a death pursuant to subsection (a) of this Code section              shall order a medical examiner's inquiry of that death.

(c) Whenever an affidavit is made and filed with a court having criminal jurisdiction attesting that a person came to his        death by foul play, that court may interrogate and examine witnesses, if any exist, to the necessity of the medical          examiner's inquiry. Should the court decide that a medical examiner's inquiry is essential to the ends of justice,              such inquiry shall be ordered by that court.

(d) A medical examiner's inquiry required under this Code section shall be reduced to writing and filed as provided in           Code Section 45-16-32. At the time of such filing, a copy of the medical examiner's inquiry into a death reported             to a coroner or county medical examiner

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P.O. Box 270
Jesup, GA 31598
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