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1 East Main Street
Suite 555
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

M-F 8am - 4:00pm

(260) 449 7389 (phone)
(260) 449 7577 (fax)

After Hours Emergency
(260) 449 7661

Dr. Craig Nelson, DDS

Chief Investigator/Deputy Coroner
Michael Burris

Investigator/Deputy Coroner:
Patt Kite
Rebecca Stuttle

Deputy Coroner:
C.R. (Dick) Alfeld
Kevin Rarey
Eric Balliet

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The Allen County Coroner's Office strives to investigate all deaths in a professional manner.  Our motto is "We represent the living but speak for the dead." In Latin that is "Civitatem Servamus Mortes Loquimur."

The Coroner's Office has authority over all unnatural/ unattended/suspicious deaths occurring inside Allen County, including deaths of those who come from other counties but died here.

What We Do:

  • Investigate deaths to determine Cause and Manner of Death.
  • The Coroner serves all Allen County police agencies.
  • Offers training sessions on a large range of death related issues to any school or organization upon request.
  • Offers law enforcement training.
  • Provides a mobile command unit to the law enforcement community and other counties.
  • Provides one office internship per semester.


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Dr. Craig Nelson, DDS


Allen County Coroner's Annual Report

The Allen County Coroner’s Office annual report includes statistics on the Coroner’s caseload, including gender, age, race and month of death. The report also includes statistical information specific to motor vehicle accidents and a summary of causes of death.

pdfClick here to read the Coroner's 2013 Annual Report

pdfClick here to read the Coroner's 2012 Annual Report

pdfClick here to read the Coroner's 2011 Annual Report

pdfClick here to read the Coroner's 2010 Annual Report