What happens when the investigation is complete?

Once the preliminary enquiries are made by the coroner on the scene of the sudden death, and after reviewing all the evidence that has been gathered he/ she must decide whether there are still unresolved or mysterious issues surrounding the death of the deceased. . If there are no such issues as in cases where the cause and manner of death are clear with no suspicion of foul play or other controversial factors, the Coroner may finalize the coronial process without the need for an inquest and may decline to commence one.

If on the other hand there are unresolved issues rendering the manner or cause of death unclear or there is any suspicion of foul play, the Coroner may determine that a Coroner’s inquest is necessary and will direct that an inquest be so conducted.