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Coroner: Hayley Thompson

Coroner's 2017
Annual Report


Community Partner
of the Year Award


LifeNet Health is proud to present Hayley Thompson and Skagit County Coroner’s Office with the Community Partner of the Year Award

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
1700 Continental Place
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Phone: (360) 416-1996
After hours number: 360-428-7169
Fax: (360) 899-5495

Hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday


More information:

Internships and job shadowing
Checklist to assist familes after a death
Autopsy Guidelines
Reportable Deaths
Release of Reports form