Autopsies might be brought back to Hancock County funeral home



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Taking precautions: The autopsy room and refrigeration unit at Erlewein Mortuary remains locked as a security measure. Dane Erlewein has been talking to Hancock County Coroner Crystel Myers about having autopsies done at his facility. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)


GREENFIELD — Newly elected coroner Crystel Myers has taken the first steps to bringing autopsies back to Hancock County.

Where autopsies would be conducted, which is left to the discretion of the coroner, was a topic of debate during the November election. Myers, who took office Jan. 1, promised constituents she would keep their loved ones nearby by having the majority of autopsies conducted at a local funeral home.

She is now working to make good on that promise.

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