Ripley County Coronerís Office

Jason Bailey Coroner

Duties of the County Coroner include:
1. IDENTIFICATION of the deceased;
2. Determination of the CAUSE of death; and
3. Determination of the MANNER of death.

The chief responsibility of the coroner is to determine the manner of death in cases involving violence, casualty, unexplained or suspicious circumstances or when the person has been found dead. {IC 36-2-14-6}

When notified of a death under any of the above circumstances, the coroner must alert and obtain the investigative assistance of the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction in the area.  If an autopsy is necessary, the coroner must employ a qualified physician to conduct it.

Office Location:
(Office hours by appointment only)
Second floor of the Ripley County Government Annex
102 West First North Street
Versailles, IN 47042

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 362
Versailles, IN 47042

E-mail: [email protected]

On-Call Investigatorís Phone:(812) 621-2309
Office Fax:(812) 750-8719
Emergency Dispatch Phone:  (812) 689-5555

Public Access to Death Records

Coronerís Office Ė Frequently Asked Questions