Teller County Coroner's Office

Al Born RPh, MS - Coroner

Deputy Coroners: Darlene Grippo and Hilary LaBarre

Coroner Duties

The Office of County Coroner is an elective office mandated by C.R.S. 30-10-601.  The Coroner documents the cause and manner of all Teller County deaths. 
The Coroner's duties include:

  -Pronouncement of death
     -Death scene investigation, as needed
    -Notification of next-of-kin
    -Identification of deceased
    -Medicolegal investigation* of the death
    -Determination of need for autopsy & other tests
    -Determination of cause & manner of death
    -Completion of Death Certificate

*The Teller County Coroner carries out the medicolegal death investigation process via:
    -Evaluation of deceased's medical history
    -Interview of witnesses, family, friends, neighbors, etc.
    -Autopsy, as needed
    -Toxicology, radiology, fingerprint ID, as needed
    -Use of forensic experts in fields of pathology, genetics, etc.

Teller County Coroner's Office Facts & Information

"The high percentage of 'Natural' deaths underscores the need to have a Coroner with an extensive clinical background so that the deceased's medical history is readily understandable and an accurate cause of death can be determined without resorting to a costly and unnecessary autopsy."