Year: 1997 Source: 4p. SIEC No: 19971335

Legal procedures following a suicide death are often the cause of great anxiety for survivors & provoke questions that most caregivers are not equipped to answer. This brief outline of Ontario Coroner procedures defines terms like cause of death, manner of death, psychological autopsy, mode of death criteria (proof of intent, circumstances) & explains procedure from the death scene to the morgue or forensic laboratory. An autopsy is not always necessary but the final decision is the Coroner’s.