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Sacramento County (Calif.) Coroner's Office records
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The Sacramento County (Calif.) Coroner's Office records contains case files, registers, indexes, death certificates, and inquests of deaths registered in Sacramento County, California, from 1850-1977, with separate transcribed indexes available for each of the coroner's various records. The collection also contains papers from Sacramento County's first deputy coroner, Laura (Synhorst) Santos, and Coroner John T. Skelton. Santos' papers include crime scene notes, coroner and police reports, and notes for identifying bodies from the 1988 Dorothea Puente serial murder investigation; photographs and other material that document the coroner's office and staff from 1958-2001; and copies of inquests from 1850-1934. Skelton's material dates from 1899 to 1923 and primarily documents his work as coroner, with a small number of records related to his work at Miller and Skelton funeral parlor and his efforts to improve traffic safety in Sacramento.
104.5 Linear Feet
All requests to publish or quote from private collections held by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH) must be submitted in writing to csh@cityofsacramento.org. Permission for publication is given on behalf of CSH as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the patron. No permission is necessary to publish or quote from public records.
Collection is open for research use.