May I see my loved one?
Depending on circumstances, it may or may not be possible. The office does not have a viewing area and we do not allow viewing in our holding area. Viewing a loved on in the morgue can be traumatic and it is an unsanitary and unpleasant place. The funeral home is the best place to have a visitation and say your goodbyes. Prior to cremation or burial, a viewing can be arranged with the funeral home if circumstances warrant. If an autopsy has been ordered, a viewing can still be possible. However, in autopsy cases, you may have to wait an average of 72 hours to do so. Viewing may or may not be a sound choice depending on post mortem artifacts or trauma. Your funeral home will usually let you know their opinion, if asked.

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1. I have been notified of a death. What is my next step?
2. Why is the coroner involved?
3. Will an autopsy be performed?
4. What about organ / tissue donation?
5. Where do I obtain a death certificate?
6. What can I do if there is no money for funeral arrangements?
7. Where does my loved one get taken?
8. Do I need to make an identification?
9. May I see my loved one?
10. How long will it take before you release my loved one?
11. How do I obtain personal effects and items taken into evidence?
12. How do I obtain an Autopsy Report or Coroner’s Report?
13. What is the policy on spreading ashes?