2012 JC Coroner’s Report
Juneau County Coroner Kathy Kohutko gave her 2012 Coroner’s Report to the County Board Tuesday morning. The Coroner’s Office investigated 131 deaths last year. There were 19-accidental deaths which included 1 fire fatality, a boating fatality, 6-traffic deaths, and an ATV fatality. There was one suicide by gunshot and one homicide, a heroin overdose. The suicide was a 41-year old man who died at UW-Hospital two days later. In May 2012, he left his home in the 1000-block of West Street in the Village of Necedah, went into the woods in the backyard, and shot himself with a .40-caliber handgun. The heroin death was 24-year old Samantha Funk of Mauston. A Portage man, 23-year old Andrew Hayes, has been charged in her death under the Len Bias Law.
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