The Coroner is elected by voters to investigate deaths and issue death certificates. Dr. Kelly Lear, M.D., is a physician trained and board certified in forensic pathology, which is the branch of medicine concerned with the investigation of sudden and unexpected violent or suspicious deaths.

It is recognized that each case that is reported to our office represents the death of a person whose absence is grieved by relatives and friends.To those individuals of Arapahoe County who have suffered the loss of a relative or friend, this website is dedicated.