The department of Washington County Coroner Mark Styninger released its annual report for 2016.
In 2016, Styninger reported that:
Overall, the office received 131 calls.
There were 38 calls investigated by Styninger or one of his deputy coroners.
• 111 natural deaths.
• 13 accidental deaths
• Four suicide deaths
• Zero homicide deaths
• One undetermined manner of death
• Two death notifications for outside agencies
Additionally, the department performed:
• Three autopsies
• Nine toxicology tests
• Zero inquests held
• 43 cremation permits issued
The report also details that the number of deaths reported does not reflect the deaths of individuals who were injured in Washington County, but died after being transported to a hospital in another county or state.
The Washington County Coroner is Mark S. Styninger. The coroner’s department web page is at washingtonco.illinois.gov/coroner/ and can be reached by phone at (618) 314-5229