Coroner & Coroner Staff/Investigators

Benton County Coroner  

 

 

 

                                        John Hansens

                         7110 West Okanogan Pl. Building A,

                                   Kennewick, WA 99336

                                    509-222-3720 (Office)

                                    509-222-3711(Fax)

                        Email: john.hansens@co.benton.wa.us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INVESTIGATIVE STAFF

 

Roy McLean      -   Chief Deputy Coroner

Dennis Morris    -   Deputy Coroner

William Leach    -   Deputy Coroner

 

 

 

 

 

The Coroner's Office assumes jurisdiction over human remains and, after a thorough investigation, determines the cause and manner of death. Jurisdiction is vested in the Coroner over all bodies who came to their death as described in Washington State Law. Deaths which come under the jurisdiction of the Coroner's Office include but are not limited to the following circumstances:

  • Persons who die suddenly when in apparent good health and without medical attendance within thirty-six hours preceding death.
  • Circumstances which indicate death was caused in part or entirely by unnatural or unlawful means.
  • Suspicious circumstances.
  • Unknown or obscure causes.
  • Deaths caused by any violence whatsoever, whether the primary cause or any contributory factor in the death.
  • Contagious disease.
  • Unclaimed bodies.

 
 
 

 
Benton County    620 Market Street    Prosser, Washington 99350
Phone: (509) 786-5710 or (509) 783-1310
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