Coroner’s Office Fees Considered by Pulaski County Council, Commissioners

The Pulaski County Coroner’s Office continues to explore the possibility of charging for copies of certain reports. Coroner John Behny and Chief Deputy Jon Frain presented a few fee collection options to the county council and commissioners last week. “We’re talking about the autopsy report, the toxicology report, the coroner’s summary, or the coroner’s verdict,” Frain explained. Continue reading

Pulaski Council to Consider Written Salary Guidelines, Funding for Courthouse Elevator Replacement

A set of written guidelines on Pulaski County’s pay structure are expected to be approved during tonight’s county council meeting. An 11-page draft document was presented to council members last month, and department heads were given a chance to offer input. The guidelines are designed to clarify a number of issues, including the pay rate for part-time employees and the process of amending the pay structure going forward.

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Multiple Agencies Continue to Work Together on Top Priority Death Investigation

Ever since 37-year-old Knox resident, Barbara McCurdy was discovered deceased over a month ago in Winamac, the Pulaski County Coroner has continuously been coordinating with a number of law enforcement agencies to work on her death investigation.

Pulaski County Coroner John Behny mentioned that this is a top priority case. He said the Coroner’s Office continues to work in conjunction with the Indiana State Police, the Knox and Winamac Police Departments, the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office and the Starke County and Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Offices, collecting pertinent information related to the case.

According, to Coroner Behny the official cause and manner of death are still pending. Continue reading

Toxicology and Autopsy Results for Barbara McCurdy Pending with Pulaski County Coroner

Information about the cause of Barb McCurdy’s death is pending with the Pulaski County Coroner’s office.

Coroner John Behny reports that the only preliminary information available at this time is that she has been positively identified and the next of kin has been notified. The length of time she has been deceased and the cause of her death will be established from toxicology and autopsy results. Continue reading

Coroner Releases Name of Victim in Medaryville Incident

Pulaski County Coroner John Behny has released the name of the victim who died in an apparent stabbing and shooting incident in Medaryville on Tuesday afternoon.

Behny says 41-year-old Kenneth Ray Henry was pronounced dead at a home in the 200 block of S. Maldron. The coroner said the determination of a cause and manner of death is still pending. The results of the autopsy conducted on Wednesday and toxicology tests will assist in making a ruling in Henry’s death.

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Coroner Pay Structure Debated During Pulaski County Council Meeting

Pulaski County Coroner’s staff say they aren’t getting paid what they’re owed by the county. Under the county’s pay structure, Coroner John Behny and Chief Deputy Jon Frain each receive an annual salary, plus additional money for each call they respond to. But how much they’re supposed to get per call was a topic of debate during Monday’s county council meeting.

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