Office of the Coroner

The Kittitas County Coroner’s Office aims to protect the interests of the community. This is achieved in our death investigations by determining the cause, manner, and mechanism of sudden or unexplained deaths, and by identifying deceased persons. Our office notifies next of kin, while ensuring the deceased and their property are treated with care, respect, and dignity.

We accomplish our mission with medicolegal-trained investigators, forensically certified pathologists, and through other scientific methods. We search for the truth by providing an independent investigation with respect to concerns of the family and in accordance with the law. We understand our findings may also impact law enforcement, criminal justice, and public health systems.

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Kittitas County Coroner and Sheriff requesting assistance with identification of remains

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Kittitas County Coroner Nick Henderson reported that, since its inception in 2020, the Coroner's Office student internship program has doubled in size.

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Coroner's Office Takes Their Message On The Road

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Coroner's Investigators Achieve National Certification

Coroner Nick Henderson announces he and all tenured Deputy Coroner's have achieved professional cert...


507 North Nanum Street, Suite 113
Ellensburg, WA 98926

509-933-8200 Phone
509-933-8224 Fax
509 856-4970 Cell

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Office Hours

Open Monday-Friday
8 AM to 5 PM Courthouse closures