Who We Are​                         

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office is designed to help you by providing important information about what you should know if you are faced with the loss of a loved one. Once a deceased person is in our jurisdiction, we provide family with information such as how to obtain a death certificate and other relevant information to help them during a very difficult time. The primary function of our investigators and pathologists is to determine the cause and manner of death through careful examination of the deceased and other significant evidence. This duty is carried out with respect for the deceased and compassion for the families as they deal with the processes involved in bringing closure to their loss.

It is the commitment of the Coroner’s Office to serve the citizens of Sacramento County through the performance of its mandated function pertaining to deaths occurring in the County. 

Help Us Identify Deceased Persons

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has 68 ​​active “John Doe” and “Jane Doe” cases dating back to 1975, and we need your help to identify them. We hope that a loved one or friend may recognize the description of someone on this site that leads to an identification.

Detectives Seek Identity of Homicide Victim

Detectives seek identity of homicide victimAn unidentified man, who was the victim of a homicide, was found deceased on Riley Road in Wilton on 04/02/12. The Coroner autopsy determined that he died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds. The Sacramento Coroner and Sheriff’s Department have had no success in identifying the victim by fingerprints and have not developed any leads to his identity. 

The man is described as a Hispanic male in his late 20s to late 30s, who was 5’5” tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds. He has short dark brown/black hair, brown eyes, a moustache, and a mole on his right cheek near the moustache. The man also has a scar on the inside of his left arm, near his bicep. His clothing consisted of blue ‘Raider’ brand denim shorts with a brown leather belt over a pair of ‘Joe Boxer’ briefs with a print pattern of skulls and crossbones.  

A sketch of the man was prepared by a Sheriff's Department artist.  Anyone believing they know the identity of this man is asked to contact the Sacramento County Coroner's Office at (916) 874-9320  

Details for case #12-15​49​

Adult Male's Identity Still A Mystery For Coroner

Adult Male's Identity Still A Mystery For CoronerThe Sacramento Coroner’s Office has been unable to identify an elderly white male who passed away on May 9, 2011 of natural causes in a nursing facility in Sacramento. The Coroner was informed that the elderly man was under investigation by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) prior to his death for receiving health care under false declaration, grand theft and identity theft. DHCS began their investigation in February 2010 when it was discovered that the elderly man had assumed the identity of Manuel Calderon of Texas.

Details for case #11-2359​ 

Press release for case #11-2359 ​

Reports and Certificates

To order a Coroner’s Report, contact the Coroner's
Office Monday through Friday between
1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. at (916) 874-9320

Contact Us

Sacramento County Coroner’s Office
4800 Broadway, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95820

Phone: (916) 874-9320
Fax: (916) 874-9257
Email: coronerweb@saccounty.gov​