Press Releases Archive

2009

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2006

  • Two More Possible Heat-Related Deaths
    • 07/28/2006 - The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office is investigating two more possible heat-related deaths bringing the total to thirteen in Sacramento County.
  • Four More Possible Heat-Related Deaths
    • 07/27/2006 - The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office is investigating four more possible heat-related deaths bringing the total to eleven in Sacramento County.
  • Two More Possible Heat-Related Deaths
    • 07/26/2006 - The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office is investigating two more possible heat-related deaths bringing the total to seven in the County.
  • Heat-Related Deaths In Sacramento County
    • 07/25/2006 - The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office is currently investigating five possible heat-related deaths.
  • Identity of Man Discovered After Two Decades
    • 06/19/06 - The mystery of the identity of a man found dead in downtown Sacramento in July of 1985 has been solved, according to Sacramento County Coroner Robert Lyons. In February, while running a fingerprint check against the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s data base, the State Department of Justice received a positive match on this 26-year-old “cold case.” The man, identified as Laurence Goodboo, was 45 years old at the time of his death, and is presumed to have been a transient with chronic health problems.
  • Coroner's Office: Update on Homicides Occurring Over the Weekend
    • 03/26/06 - The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office received four homicide cases this weekend, March 25 – 26. Due to many inquiries from members of the media, the following update is being released. Additional updates will be made pertaining to the cause of death on two decedents at the completion of the autopsies. Please refrain from calling until Monday, as our deputies are overwhelmed with calls making it difficult to ​complete the investigations.

2005

  • Help needed in Coroner's Cases of Unidentified Man
    • 06/17/05 - The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office is seeking help from the media in generating attention for a case in which the identity of a white male found nearly twenty years still cannot be determined. Traditional forensics could not lead to a positive identification. Barbara Anderson, the forensic artist used by the Sacramento Police Department, has recently completed an excellent sketch of how we believe the man looked.