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 experts.

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.


Craig Lutz

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