About the coroner

Find information about the coroner in Essex

Who is the coroner?

The coroner is an independent judicial officer appointed by the Crown.

What does the coroner do?

The coroner is responsible for investigating:

  • violent or unnatural death
  • sudden deaths with no known cause
  • reported deaths in custody
  • treasure finds

More information

For more information on the work of the coroner, see the Guide to coroner services on GOV.UK.