What Happens after the Mesa County Coroner’s Office takes Custody of a Body?

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office is responsible for aiding the family in the final disposition of the body. The Coroner’s Office does not recommend funeral homes. There are several local funeral home establishments in Mesa County the family can choose from. The body is typically released to the funeral home of the family’s choosing after either the autopsy is completed or, if an autopsy is not performed, after completion of interviews and medical record review. It is important the Mesa County Coroner’s Office ensure each body is treated with respect and dignity and their final resting place is known.