Top Image Mesa County Home
Mesa County Coroner's Office
Media Releases  

The Mesa County Coroner's Office realizes the important service provided by the local media outlets in informing the residents of Mesa County and beyond. We will endeavor to supply you with the information you need in a timely fashion.

In general, we will issue a Media Release only after the following items have been accomplished:

  • Positive Identification of the Decedent has been made,
  • Notification to Next of Kin and
  • The Postmortem Examination (Autopsy) and all other aspects of the investigation have been completed.

In the Media Release, the Coroner's Office will provide the decedent's name, sex and age along with the Cause and Manner of Death and the name of the Investigating Agency. We may include other useful information.

The Media Release will be submitted to all media outlets at the same time. We ask that you do not call the Coroner's Office asking for the decedent's name or cause and manner of death. If you have any follow-up questions as a result of any Media Release, we ask that you submit them to coroner@mesacounty.us so that we may provide the answer to all of you, if one is indicated.

From time to time, we may have special Media Releases, so please bookmark this page and watch for further announcements.

Latest News

 Sandpiper Ave, Child Shooting, November 12, 2016

Mesa County Coroners Office Dean M. Havlik, MD, Coroner Victor Yahn, Chief Deputy Coroner MEDIA RELEASE Date: November 14, 2016 Contact: 970-256-6462 coroner@mesacounty.us For Immediate Release The Mesa County Coroners Office has completed its examination regarding the death of Caden Randolph, an 11-year-old male resid

 Officer Involved Shooting, November 11, 2016

Mesa County Coroners Office Dean M. Havlik, MD, Coroner Victor Yahn, Chief Deputy Coroner MEDIA RELEASE Date: November 14, 2016 Contact: 970-256-6462 coroner@mesacounty.us For Immediate Release The Mesa County Coroners Office has completed its examination regarding the death of Brian Gaither, a 24-year-old male residen

 32 Rd and B 1/2 Rd shooting incident, November 6, 2016

Mesa County Coroners Office Dean M. Havlik, MD, Coroner Victor Yahn, Chief Deputy Coroner MEDIA RELEASE Date: November 7, 2016 Contact: 970-256-6462 coroner@mesacounty.us For Immediate Release The Mesa County Coroners Office has completed its examination regarding the death of Shandie Case, a 25-year-old female residen

 Grand Junction High School Incident, November 2, 2016

Mesa County Coroners Office Dean M. Havlik, MD, Coroner Victor Yahn, Chief Deputy Coroner MEDIA RELEASE Date: November 3, 2016 Contact: 970-256-6462 coroner@mesacounty.us For Immediate Release The Mesa County Coroners Office has completed its examination regarding the death of Jose T Bueno Jr., a 17-year-old male resid

 Fruita Motorcycle Fatality, October 22, 2016

Mesa County Coroners Office Dean M. Havlik, MD, Coroner Victor Yahn, Chief Deputy Coroner MEDIA RELEASE Date: October 25, 2016 Contact: 970-256-6462 coroner@mesacounty.us For Immediate Release The Mesa County Coroners Office has completed its examination regarding the death of Brian Horner, a 40-year-old male resident

 River Road Double Fatality December 23, 2015

Mesa County Coroners Office Dean M. Havlik, MD, Coroner Victor Yahn, Chief Deputy Coroner MEDIA RELEASE Date: December 23, 2015 Contact: 970-256-6462 coroner@mesacounty.us For Immediate Release The Mesa County Coroners Office has completed its examinations regarding the deaths of Donavon Otero, a 35 year-old male and T

 Grand Ave. and 2nd St. Incident December 16, 2015

Mesa County Coroners Office Dean M. Havlik, MD, Coroner Victor Yahn, Chief Deputy Coroner MEDIA RELEASE Date: December 18, 2015 Contact: 970-256-6462 coroner@mesacounty.us For Immediate Release The Mesa County Coroners Office has completed its examination regarding the death of Tracy Brado, a 52-year-old female residen

 Grand Mesa Shooting Incident September 13, 2015

Mesa County Coroners Office Dean M. Havlik, MD, Coroner Victor Yahn, Chief Deputy Coroner MEDIA RELEASE Date: September 14, 2015 Contact: 970-256-6462 coroner@mesacounty.us For Immediate Release The Mesa County Coroners Office has completed its examination regarding the death of Justin Burns, a 14 year-old male residen

 Little Park Road Fatality September 3, 2015

Mesa County Coroners Office Dean M. Havlik, MD, Coroner Victor Yahn, Chief Deputy Coroner MEDIA RELEASE Date: September 4, 2015 Contact: 970-256-6462 coroner@mesacounty.us For Immediate Release The Mesa County Coroners Office has completed its examination regarding the death of Troy Ronco, a 20 year-old male resident o

 2 Year Old Fatality July 30, 2015

Mesa County Coroners Office Dean M. Havlik, MD, Coroner Victor Yahn, Chief Deputy Coroner MEDIA RELEASE Date: July 31, 2015 Contact: 970-256-6462 coroner@mesacounty.us For Immediate Release The Mesa County Coroners Office has completed its examination regarding the death of Lyla Blackwood, a 2 year-old female resident


Mesa County Logo with Text  Follow Us On  
Facebook Icon   Twitter Icon   Email Icon 
        Mesa County Home           Comments/Feedback          Copyright/Disclaimer/Privacy           Webmaster