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William Wujek, LaSalle County Coroner
Rich Ploch, Chief Deputy
Cindy Gunderson, Administrative Deputy
The LaSalle County Coroner’s Office exists to provide the people of LaSalle County with a thorough investigation in the event of a death. The investigation may include, but is not limited to, autopsy, toxicology tests, x-rays, and personal as well as mental health history. These procedures are done to ensure that the facts of the death in conjunction with an investigation of the circumstances surrounding the death are brought forward in the determination of manner and cause of death.
The Coroner’s Office is a law enforcement investigative office mandated by the Statutes of the State of Illinois to investigate deaths within its jurisdiction. Also by Statute, the Coroner is a law enforcement official and has those additional responsibilities as outlined by the Statutes. When a Deputy Coroner acts on behalf of the Coroner, he or she acts with the same authority and has the same responsibilities as the Coroner.
It is the purpose of this office to do professional medicolegal death investigations with compassion and respect. We do this by making a commitment to “care of the deceased and concern for the living”.
The LaSalle County Coroner’s office is located at:
707 E. Etna Road, Room 144
Ottawa, IL 61350