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    Robert M. Baker Jr.
    129 E. Hampton Ave.
    Sumter, SC 29150
    Phone: 803-436-2111
    Fax: 803-436-2495
    Hours of Operation
    Monday - Friday
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Email: coroner@sumtercountysc.org

    The Coroner's Office is responsible for:

    The Coroner's Office is responsible for investigating all suspicious and violent deaths, as well as all deaths that occur outside of a hospital or nursing home and deaths that occur less than 24 hours after patients are admitted to the hospital.

    ER Deaths:

    All Emergency Room deaths are investigated by the Coroner.


    The Coroner's Office conducts inquests; sets up autopsies; handles news releases; makes decisions to determine if the manner of death results from homicidal, accidental, suicidal, natural, or undetermined cause.

    Child Deaths:

    Handles all child deaths along with the S.C. Child Fatality Group.


    The Coroner is available to the public for help pertaining to a loved one.

    Coroner services are available 24 hours a day by phone, or in the office during normal business hours.