- Appointed Coroner - December 1, 2021
- Previously Appointed Chief Deputy Coroner - Aug 15, 2009
- Previously Deputy Coroner
- Member of the Unit 7 Fire Protection District
- Board Member of the Gillespie - Benld Area Ambulance Service
- Associates in Applied Science in Mortuary Science and Funeral Service
- Bachelors of Arts in Management
- [email protected]
Douglas Becker Appointed Chief Deputy Coroner - December 1, 2021 Previously Deputy Coroner
Respond to and investigate deaths that occur outside of hospital or clinical settings with such investigations including scene analysis, photography, sketching, witness interviews, body examination, and utilization of other forensic tests as indicated.
Convene coroner’s inquest as necessary to determine cause and manner of deaths involving homicides, suicides, and accidents, natural and or unexplained and suspicious deaths.
Under mandate of law, investigate the death of any ward of the State of Illinois.
Collect toxicological samples and submit for analysis.
Maintain the property, monies, and personal effects of decedents processed through the coroner’s office.
Make death notification to next-of-kin.
Conduct public and community education programs regarding topics such as: drinking and driving, traffic safety, substance abuse, and crime/death scene response.
Training deputy coroners for the management of disaster or mass casualty events.
To report to the State of Illinois all child deaths, boating fatalities, traffic fatalities, work-related fatalities.
Service of legal process when the Sheriff is party to a suit or when such process by the sheriff would be a conflict of interest.
Enforcement of Grave Robbery Act. As promulgated by Illinois Historical Preservation Agency per Illinois Compiled Statutes.
Issue death certificates and cremation permits.
Be prepared for any disaster situation.
The State of Illinois has set the following fees for the Coroner’s Office:
A copy of a transcript of sworn testimony: $5.00 per page.
A copy of an autopsy report (if not included in transcript): $50.00
A copy of the verdict of a coroner’s jury: $5.00
A copy of a toxicology report: $25.00
A print of a picture obtained by the coroner: actual cost or $3.00, whichever is greater.
For each copy of miscellaneous reports, including artist’s drawings but not including police reports: actual cost or $25.00, whichever is greater.
A Coroner’s or Medical Examiner’s permit to cremate a dead body: $50.00.
Fees for the above items when released for copying are controlled by Public Act 84-337 of the Illinois Revised Statutes as stated above, effective September 14, 1985. Payment must be received in advance.
All other Public information released from the Coroner’s Office will be controlled by the Freedom of Information Act, Public Act 83-1013 on file in this office.
Carlinville, IL 62626
Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
201 East Main
P.O. Box 107
Carlinville, IL 62626-0197