What does a Coroner do?
A Coroner’s primary role is to determine the cause and manner of death in all homicides, suicides, accidents, and undetermined deaths that occur in their jurisdiction. Additionally, a Coroner can be called upon to investigate and determine the cause and manner of death in natural cases, as needed.
The coroner is responsible for locating legal next of kin and making that initial notification of death. The coroner is also responsible for protecting the personal property of the deceased until the legal next of kin can be located.
About Dotti Owens
As a lifelong resident, Dotti appreciates the quality of life we enjoy in Ada County. She is excited about what the future holds for her and her family.
Dotti was raised in Jerome with a family that loved to work in Public Service. Her parents were very active in the community with her father serving on the fair board and then serving Jerome County as a Republican County Commissioner. Her mother worked as a Pediatric Nurse for over 20 years, while her stepfather, a veteran, worked construction and is an English Major.
Dotti graduated from Jerome High School in 1995. She would later attend College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls for her associate’s, Boise State for her bachelor’s, and Arizona State for her master’s degree.
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"Dotti Owens earned my support in 2014 when she first ran to be the Ada County Coroner. Even though she was a Democrat and I was a Republican, her leadership was clear and I knew the political party...
"Dottie Owens is an outstanding leader in her field. She has a great relationship with the community and her partners. As retired Deputy Police Chief and current internship coordinator with the...
"A vote for Dotti Owens ensures knowledgeable, consistent and experienced leadership for the important office of Ada County Coroner. Ms. Owens has 100% of my support and my vote!"...