Coroners in Colorado have the opportunity to become Certified Death Investigators through the Colorado Coroners Association. The Colorado Coroners Association was formed in 1988 with the goal of providing continuing education for Colorado Coroners. At the National level, the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI) under the National Institute of Justice has a professional certification program for MDI’s. In the state of Colorado, Douglas County maintains the most nationally certified death investigators.
“As your coroner, I identify our office as an extension of public health, which deems prevention as a priority. We work side by side with law enforcement and the judicial system. We are grounded in medicine, forensics, and prevention. ” Coroner Jill Romann
Nick Lobello – Chief Deputy Coroner
As a 20-year resident of Douglas County, Nick takes great pride in serving the citizens of this exceptional county. He started with Douglas County Coroner’s Office in 2015 and proudly serves as the Chief Deputy Coroner, overseeing day-to-day operations, investigations, budget and inter-agency collaboration. He resides in Highlands Ranch with his wife and two sons, truly enjoying the best of what life has to offer in the beautiful environment in which we live.
Lauren Stockton – Manager of Coroner Administration
Lauren has been a part of the Coroner’s Office since 2009, serving in multiple positions. She is board certified by the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. She has been a proud citizen of Douglas County, residing here for the last 15 years. Lauren takes pride in serving the citizens in the county she calls home.
Carla Indelicato – Investigator
Carla became interested in forensic science at a young age, and as she pursued her interest further, it developed into a passion. She has dedicated her academic and professional career to conducting forensic investigations with the utmost integrity, professionalism, and compassion. As a death investigator, Carla is truly humbled to have the privilege of assisting grieving families and advocating for decedents. She is fortunate to serve the citizens of Douglas County in a profession she holds dear to her heart.
Jill Carey – Investigator
Jill started part-time with Douglas County Coroner’s Office on March 2017 and moved to full time in June 2017. She previously worked for two years as an MDI for another Colorado county and her education is in criminal justice. She is also certified by the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators.
Jessica Ray – Investigator
Jessica has been a proud member of the Coroner’s Office since 2011 and is board certified by the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. Her work is a true calling, and she has dedicated her education and professional career to public service. She continually recognizes her work as a distinct privilege and greatly respects her capacity to witness the courage and vigor that loved ones display during and after their time of grief. She holds genuine compassion for all that she serves and is continually grateful to work in Douglas County.
LaKenya Holladay – Investigator
LaKenya worked as a civilian under local law enforcement in the Evidence Division under the direction of investigations. In 2019, she decided to take a new direction and use her investigative skills to join the Douglas County Coroner’s Office. Even as a child, LaKenya was inquisitive and a seeker of the truth. Her goal is to serve the families of this community to the best of her ability as they deal with the tragedy of losing a loved one. LaKenya enjoys spending time with her family, exploring the beautiful State of Colorado, and focusing on her education to extend her career in the investigation field.
Sara Lemere – Investigator
Sara started with Douglas County in 2016 after completing a 2.5-year internship with the Denver Office of the Medical Examiner. She is currently advancing her knowledge of medicine by obtaining a BSN degree with the University of Colorado. Medicolegal Death Investigators represent the voice of those that can no longer speak, which Sara feels honored and grateful to uphold. There is much acknowledgment and value placed in assisting the families of Douglas County.
Tori Oberhelman – Investigator
Tori started with the Douglas County Coroner’s Office in 2017 and came from an internship at the Medical Examiner’s Office in Dallas. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with Minors in Forensic Science and Psychology from Hardin Simmons University, and a Master’s Degree in Forensic Science from Texas Tech University. When Tori’s not working, she enjoys being outdoors, binge-watching TV shows/movies, or participating in some sporting activity.