2017 Numbers Down Slightly From 2016 For Washington County Coroner’s Department

2017 Numbers Down Slightly From 2016 For Washington County Coroner’s Department

By Alex Haglund

Washington County Coroner Mark Styninger released his annual report for 2017.
The figures are close to, but in general, slightly less than, those Styninger reported for 2016, which are listed in parentheses for the sake of comparison.
In 2017, there were 107 total calls received (131 calls received, 2016) by the office of the Washington County Coroner.
Of those calls, 39 were investigated by Styninger or one of his deputy coroners (38 calls were investigated in 2016).
There were also:
• 95 Natural Deaths (2016 – 111)
• Nine Accidental Deaths (2016 – 13)
• Three Suicide Deaths (2016 – four)
• Zero Homicide Deaths (2016– zero)
• Zero Undetermined Manner of Death (2016 – one)
• Zero Death Notification for Outside Agency (2016 – two)
• Two Autopsies Performed (2016 – three)
• 12 Toxicology Tests Performed (2016 – nine)
• Zero Inquests Held (2016 – zero)
• 42 Cremation Permits Issued (2016 – 43)
The number of deaths reported do not reflect individuals who were injured in Washington County but died after being transported to a hospital in another county or state.
For more information on the office of the Washington County Coroner, the Coroner’s Department website can be found at washingtonco.illinois.gov/coroner/
 

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