The coroner in Istanbul had found no signs of sexual assault.
I destroyed the coroner in the preliminary hearing, and they hired a new expert to repair the damage for the trial.
When Mr. Cohen was asked by the coroner whether Peaches had been a heroin addict, he replied, "Yes."
The coroner described the 46-year-old's death as "terribly tragic".
The next day, the Shasta County coroner's office called to tell her that Wade's body had been found in the room.
No coroner inquiring into the cause of a sudden death could have been more careful.
The coroner's physician paused to see if we were following him.
A coroner's inquest was accordingly held upon the body, and a verdict of "Found dead" returned.
"You have told me just enough to make me want to see the coroner himself," he mused.
When the coroner was informed of the reports in circulation, he became quite indignant.
late 12c., from Anglo-French curuner, from Latin custos placitorum coronae, originally the title of the officer with the duty of protecting the property of the royal family, from Latin corona, literally "crown" (see crown (n.)). The duties of the office gradually narrowed and by 17c. the chief function was to determine the cause of death in cases not obviously natural.
coroner cor·o·ner (kôr'ə-nər)
A public officer whose primary function is to investigate by inquest any death thought to be of other than natural causes.