A family member or friend will be asked by the police to formally identify the person’s body. If a visual identification is not possible, it may be necessary for other means of identification to be used, such as dental records or fingerprints.
The Coroner will decide whether a post mortem needs to be performed. Read about what to do if you wish to object to a post mortem.
After the body has been identified, you may be contacted by donor organisations to discuss the options for organ or tissue donation.