coroner

Rock County looks to Dane County for medical examiner

Officer has been without full-time coroner since November

Rock County may soon be looking to Dane County for medical examiner services, after the current county coroner's elected term is finished the first of next year.

Testing gives clues in John Doe case

Smithsonian tests show teen spent much of his life in region

Scientific testing has helped investigators in Rock County narrow in on the identity of the teenage boy whose skeletal remains were found near Turtle Creek in 1995.

Coroners, lawmakers support death investigation training bill

Bill would require 40 hours of training, 24 hours of continuing education

In Wisconsin a coroner isn't required to complete any training. It's an elected position that some families allege can lead to inaccurate rulings in death investigations, but Assembly Bill 530 would change that.