How long will it take

It is difficult to indicate the exact timing of an investigation as the circumstances of each death are unique and the complexity of each inquiry will vary accordingly.

A Coronial Inquiry will take a number of months, particularly where the death is due to unnatural causes. If an Inquest is necessary the case will take longer to complete.

You are encouraged to contact the Coroner's Investigator (if known) or the Duty Coronial Counsellor to establish the current status of the inquiry.

Last updated: 15-Jan-2014

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