Crawford County, Pennsylvania

County Coroner


The Crawford County Coroner, Eric Coston, investigates all Manner and Causes of Deaths. The Coroner's jurisdiction includes all homicides, suicides, and accidental deaths. The Coroner also investigates all deaths occurring in prison, under police custody, sudden infant deaths, stillbirths, and in hospital operating rooms when death is the result of operative and perioperative procedures and not explainable on the basis of prior disease.

Deaths resulting from homicide, child abuse, elder abuse, and traffic accidents are of high concern to this office, and all real or suspected cases will be thoroughly investigated and prosecuted, or dealt with accordingly. This office fully intends to investigate all deaths resulting from drug abuse and bring prosecution against the identified illegal drug dealer.

The Crawford County Coroner is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Normal office hours are from 7:30 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday. Should you need a Coroner after these hours or on weekends, contact Crawford County Control at (814) 724-2548 and ask them to contact the Coroner or Duty Deputy Coroner for you. You will be re-contacted as soon as possible.

Coroner's Function


The County of Crawford lies in northwestern Pennsylvania. Originally it was inhabited by the Iroquiois Indians and other tribes and nations. In later years, the land was acquired by a group of Dutch investors under title of the Holland Land Company and resold to settlers. The Commonwealth allocated land to its Revolutionary War soldiers as a bonus settlement. The county was formed in 1800 from a portion of Allegheny County and named after Colonel William Crawford, an early military hero and close friend of George Washington.


903 Diamond Park Meadville, PA 16335

Phone: (814) 333-7300
Toll free: 800-982-9019

Fax: (814) 337-0457

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

State of Pennsylvania