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The Georgia Investigation Act

The Georgia Death Investigation Act

The Georgia Death Investigation Act (O.C.G.A. 45-16-20) requires that the coroner or the county medical examiner where the body was found or the death occurred be notified and that a medical examiner’s inquiry be made. In Georgia deaths that meet the following criteria are reportable to the coroner/medical examiner:

Medical Examiners


Gerald Gowitt, MD

Gerald T. Gowitt, M.D.
Chief Medical Examiner
Office: 404-508-3507
Fax: 404-508-3509


"Keeps DeKalb Clean and Beautiful with High Quality Service"

DeKalb County Sanitation Division
3720 Leroy Scott Drive
Decatur, GA 30032
(404) 294-2900

Hours of operation are as follows:

Administration Building:  7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Call Center:  7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.


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