Suicide Investigator position at Franklin County Coroner’s Office first of its kind


Central Ohio advocates hope a first of its kind position will help pave the way for suicide prevention. The Franklin County Coroner’s Office will soon hire a suicide investigator to accompany the coroner’s medical death investigators to possible suicide scenes.

“The whole purpose of this is for them to get more information… in order to see if there are any commonalities, areas perhaps Franklin County needs to address in order to prevent suicides in the future,” Franklin County Coroner Dr. Anahi Ortiz explained.