Coroner fees jump to $400

LOS ANGELES - The price for the Los Angeles County Coroner to remove a dead body has doubled from $200 to $400.The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the fee hike this week. The coroner will continue to remove the bodies of children 14 and younger at no charge. Coroner services are also offered for free to victims of homicide, unless the coroner has "reasonable grounds" to believe that the deceased was involved in any criminal activity which contributed to his or her own death.

********** Published: March 3, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 46