County Coroner - Sam Butikofer

The Office of the Coroner in the State of Idaho is authorized and established by the Constitution of 1894 under which our State Government now operates, State Code 19-4301.  When a death occurs the determination is made whether or not it will be a Coroner’s Case, usually deaths that are not considered to be “natural” cause and are not under a doctor’s care for the illness of cause.  It is the job of the Coroner to determine cause and manner of death.  The Office of Coroner will usually respond to the scene to investigate with the assistance of Law Enforcement.  This may be to a residence, highway, hospital, or other locations.