Lehigh County Coroner's Office & Forensic Center
Allentown, PA. 18104
Eric D Minnich, D-ABMDI
Chief Deputy Coroner
Raymond W. Anthony III, D-ABMDI
Eric D. Minnich, Coroner, is accountable directly to the Citizens of Lehigh County for the responsibilities of the Office of Coroner as mandated by Pennsylvania Law.
Mission: To Investigate the cause of death, and determine the manner of death, of persons who die within the boundaries of Lehigh County.
The Office: An independent office that investigates and documents the facts and circumstances surrounding deaths over which the Coroner's Office has jurisdiction.
The Pennsylvania Coroner System is a direct descendant of the English Coroner System developed in that country 600 years ago. The word Coroner is derivative of "Crowner," slang for Keepers of the Pleas of Crown. Today's Coroner is an elected Row Officer heading a team of professional investigators utilizing the modern crime-fighting tools of computers, laboratories and specialized forensic education.