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How long does it take for a coroner to release body NSW?

How long does it take for a coroner to release body NSW?

Most coronial autopsies are carried out within 24 to 72 hours of a body being admitted to a facility, NSW Health Pathology said in a statement.

What can I expect at a coroners court?

An inquest will happen if they don’t know how your relative died or if their death was unnatural. The coroner will not investigate all deaths. If the coroner holds an inquest, there may be a jury. At the end of the inquest, the coroner or jury will give a conclusion of how they think your relative died.

Can you bury a body before an inquest?

If there is to be an inquest, the coroner can normally issue a burial order or cremation certificate after the postmortem is completed.

WHO removes dead bodies from accidents?

The Department of Coroner is responsible for the collection, identification, and disposition of decedents during conditions of disaster or extreme peril. Responsibilities include the following: 1. Identify human remains and provide adequate and decent storage.

How long does Coroner’s inquest take?

If a coroner decides an inquest is necessary it does not mean that all the practical issues have to be delayed until the inquest is complete. The investigations for inquests can sometimes take weeks or even months depending on the complexity of the case.

Why would a Coroner request an inquest?

A coroner must hold an inquest if: the cause of death is still unknown. the person might have died a violent or unnatural death. the person might have died in prison or police custody.

What does a coroner’s report include?

photographs. a visual examination or post-mortem autopsy. the taking of bodily fluid such as blood, urine, saliva and mucus. the taking of samples from the surface of the body, including swabs from wounds and inner cheek, hair samples and samples from under fingernails and from the skin for testing.

What happens if no cause of death is found?

If the post mortem shows an unnatural cause of death, or if the cause of death is not found at the initial examination, the Coroner will open an investigation or inquest. They will also need to do this if the deceased died in custody or otherwise in the care of the State.

Where do coronial matters in NSW take place?

In the Sydney metropolitan area, coronial matters are always handled by the State Coroner and Deputy State Coroners (senior coroners) situated at the Lidcombe Forensic Medicine and Coroners Court Complex. In Newcastle and Wollongong, a magistrate is appointed by the Chief Magistrate as a part-time Deputy State coroner.

What are the duties of a coroner in NSW?

Coroners ensure that all sudden, unexpected or unexplained deaths, suspected deaths, fires and explosions are properly investigated. If necessary, an inquest into the death is held. Coroners can also recommend measures to prevent future deaths.

Where is Coroners Court in Glebe New South Wales?

The Coroners Court at Glebe has moved to new premises at Lidcombe, and from the 29 January 2019 the new contact details are: Full updated contact details are available at this link. For details on how to get to the new complex, including advice on public transport options, please click on this link.

When does a coroner need to issue an order?

Usually an order is issued by a coroner at the request of police who require an order to enter a property and seize evidence, such as body parts or bones, for the purposes of investigating a death or suspected death. An order may be made by telephone (s 40(1)) which is later confirmed in writing to police: s 40(6).


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