Melinda Fritz, MD

County Coroner

Address: 104 East Washington St., Suite 108, PO Box 266

Napoleon, Ohio 43545
Phone: 419-592-8783
Hours: 8:00a.m.-4:30p.m.
Closed: Saturday, Sunday, & Legal Holidays
Term: 4 years, elected in presidential election year

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The Coroner is responsible for investigating deaths that are a result from criminal activity, violent means, accidents, suspicious or unusual manner, or if a person dies from apparently good health.

The Coroner works with law enforcement agencies and the County Prosecutor in preparing cases for trial. They may also conduct inquests and investigations, perform autopsies, and test blood alcohol levels in automobile accidents.

The Coroner may also be called on to testify as an expert witness on the cause of the manner of death in court. In larger communities, the Coroner is in charge of the morgue and pathology laboratories, where the autopsies are performed.

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