Coroner: Hayley Thompson
In accordance with the Revised Code of Washington (RCW 68.50), the primary purpose of the Skagit County Coroner’s Office is to determine the cause and manner of death of persons who die suddenly, violently, or unexpectedly while in apparent good health within the geographic boundaries of the county.
The Coroner’s Office responds to various death scenes, confirms identification, assists with autopsies and medical examinations, locates and notifies next of kin, reviews and certifies death certificates, and carries out any other requirements regarding deaths that fall under the jurisdiction of the Coroner.
The Skagit County Coroner’s Office is instrumental in the investigation of a death as well as the prevention of deaths. The Coroner’s Office works with community partners to adopt a proactive approach to reducing preventable deaths.
The Skagit County Coroner’s Office works with NAMUS (National Missing and Unidentified Persons System) regarding unidentified, missing, and unclaimed cases that have fallen under the jurisdiction of the Coroner. This office will disclose information about unidentified and unclaimed cases online in an effort to resolve each case.
Hayley L. Thompson
Skagit County Coroner
Office location and hours
116 S. 11th St.
Mount Vernon WA 98274
Hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday