The Eagle County Coroner’s Office is responsible for investigating all sudden and/or unexpected deaths within the county. Through investigations, the determination of cause and manner of death is made.
The Coroner and her staff of Deputy Coroners work closely with law enforcement agencies, first responders, funeral agencies, hospitals, physicians and nurses. The Coroner and her staff are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Most importantly, we work closely and compassionately with many families each year as they cope with the loss of a loved one. Often, our relationship with family members and friends may continue for months.
The Eagle County Coroner’s Office is comprised of the Coroner, Kara Bettis, who is a certified death investigator with the Colorado Coroners Association and Chief Deputy Coroner, McKenna Peoples, who is also a certified death investigator with the Colorado Coroners Association. The Coroner’s Office is also assisted by three additional Deputy Coroners. Each Deputy Coroner is a certified death investigator with the Colorado Coroners Association.
- To accurately determine the manner and the cause of death of individuals that die within Eagle County.
- To assist families in their loss of a loved one.
- To earn and hold the trust and respect of the citizens that we are privileged and honored to serve.