Welcome to the Johnson County Coroner's Website
Welcome to our website. We hope you will find these pages informative and
intersting. Please feel free to contact us if we may assist you.
All investigators of the Johnson County Coroner’s Office are State Certified
Medicolegal Death Investigators; each has extensive medical and/or law
enforcement backgrounds, with years of investigative experience. Our Office
works closely with the highly trained investigators of local, county, and state
law enforcement. When necessary to finalize a case, we consult with and utilize
the services of the nation’s foremost forensic pathologists and other forensic
A State Certified Death Investigator is
on-call 24 hours a day
Coroner Lutz takes oath of office
A Message from Your County Coroner
The Johnson County Coroner’s Office extends its deepest sympathy to all the
family members and friends at the difficult time following the death of a loved
one. The processing of the scene provides the factual information needed to
determine what occurred. In many cases, evidence obtained at the scene may be
critical to the outcome of the investigation.
As part of any death investigation, detectives must gather information. This
includes asking questions which may be painful and upsetting to family members
and friends. It may also include collecting a variety of evidentiary items. As
painful and upsetting as these questions and procedures may be, please keep in
mind they are necessary and required in a death investigation.
If there is something the Coroner's Office can do for you to minimize the pain
of this process, such as calling a friend or family member, please let us know.
To assist the loved ones and friends touched by this tragic event, we have
prepared a pamphlet to provide you with information that will help answer some
of your questions.
I assure you, your loved one will be treated with the utmost respect and
dignity. My office and staff are committed to serving the community as an
advocate for the deceased and their families in this time of need and sorrow. I
encourage you to read the information provided and if you have additional
questions, the investigator assigned or myself, will try to assist you.