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Contact InformationP.O. Box 4235Grand Junction, CO 81502-4235
The Coroner of Mesa County is an elected official who serves the citizens of Mesa County. The Office of the Coroner is mandated by Colorado Revised Statute and is a separate and independent organization, which conducts investigations into the cause and manner of a person’s death.
The Medicolegal staff consists of Forensic Pathologists and / or an investigator who is a Diplomate of the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigation or is eligible to become one. The ABMDI is the national certification examination for death investigation that tests knowledge base in over 260 areas. Further, Investigators with the office maintain certification as a certified death investigator with the Colorado Coroner’s Association (CCA).
The Coroner and staff recognize each death reported to the Mesa County Coroner’s Office represents the death of a person whose absence is grieved by relatives and friends. Therefore, the Mesa County Coroner’s Office extends its deepest sympathy to relatives and friends during a very difficult time.
An information brochure is provided to a family member. This brochure addresses such issues as autopsy, organ donation, viewing, identification and release.
Dean M. Havlik, M.D.