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Huntingdon County Coroner

The Coroner (elected) investigates deaths of a suspicious or violent nature and is assisted by Coroner Jury of Inquest when called to determine the cause of death.  When inquests are warranted, the Coroner is empowered to perform autopsies, subpoena witnesses, administer oaths, and compel attendance at an inquest upon threat of imprisonment.  The Coroner is required to issue a certificate of cause of death if such occurs without medical attention or attendance. His powers and duties are specified in the County Code.