Coroner’s Office

Mission Statement:

To serve the citizens of Burke County, the public, and the justice system, by conducting death investigations in accordance with the law, professional standards and ethics.

Primary Responsibilities:

•    Investigate all deaths that occur in Burke County as required by law
•    Take possession of all unclaimed bodies in Burke County
•    Arrange for disposition of unclaimed bodies
•    Prepare and plan for mass fatality incidents
•    Systematically examine the circumstances surrounding the deaths in a
       geographical and/or a given age group.

Contact Coroner

Val Prescott
P.O. Box 89
Waynesboro, Ga. 30830

Ph:  706-554-1175
fx: 706-554-6248