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Coroner

  Dr. Dean DePerro

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Dr. Dean DePerro, Coroner

226 W. Harris Ave., Ravenna Ohio 44266
Mailing: Box 1217
Phone: 330-297-3444 Fax: 330-298-2059
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

   
The Portage County Coroner

The Office of the Portage County Coroner investigates deaths when a person dies suddenly or unexpectedly while in apparent good health, or when a death appears to be suspicious or unusual.  In addition the Coroner’s Office investigates all accidents, suicides and homicides, and any child that dies who is two years of age or younger.  All medical investigations are conducted by the coroner’s staff including the oversight of all autopsy services, which are performed by the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office or the Cuyahoga County Coroner’s Office.

  In 2013, the Portage County Coroner’s Office received 239 reported deaths. Of those reported 239 cases, 124 became coroner cases and were identified as follows:

52% natural causes
30% accidents
15% suicides
2% homicides
1% undetermined
0% pending investigation

Number of cases: 124

Average age: 51
Youngest decedent: 2 months
Oldest decedent: 90
Number of males: 81
Number of females: 43
Caucasians: 114
African-Americans: 9
Asian Americans: 1
Elevated Alcohol/Drugs: 36

Chief Investigator’s pager: 330-626-0080

All coroner case files kept on site. Complete coroner case records begin at 1965.  Statistics are available starting in 1965.  Contact the office administrator for further information at 330-297-3444 or E-mail: wenders@portageco.com
 

 

 



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