Efforts to resolve homicide and other death investigations across the state received a big boost today with the signing of new, comprehensive training guidelines for coroners, State Representative Dan Brady announced. Representative Brady (R-Bloomington) spearheaded the new law in the General Assembly. He said the new training guidelines will be invaluable in helping coroners partner with law enforcement on evidence collection and handling to find answers in death investigations.
“Coroners play a very critical role in solving homicide and other cases involving a questionable death. How evidence is collected, preserved and transferred to law enforcement can literally make or break a case,” Representative Brady stressed. “With the very specific training protocols contained in this new law, coroners in Illinois will be well prepared to handle their unique role in homicide and other death investigations.”