The county coroner is called and investigates deaths that occur in the county in accordance with state statutes. Determining the manner and cause of death, and the need for an autopsy and/or toxicology is the responsibility of the coroner. Death certificate information is completed by the coroner. Review panels are established and organized by the coroner. Medico legal death investigation training is required every year.
Coroner Lentz is a member of the Missouri Coroners/Medical Examiners Association.
Coroners and Inquests Statutes: http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/C058.HTM