Coroner Sees Death Investigations Rise Significantly



Justin Sparks deals in data.

“The data doesn’t lie,” he says. “I collect as much data as I can so I can be responsible and prudent in making decisions for the office. I want to back up everything I say with data and science.”

Boone County Coroner Justin Sparks

The Boone County Coroner has many spreadsheets detailing non-natural deaths his office investigates.

“So in 2020, we did a total of 131 cases,” he said. “As of last night, I did 133.”

That’s compared to 97 cases in 2017.

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