On February 27, 2023 just before 7AM the Deputy Coroner responded to a residence on west 1st St. in Adrian in response to a male found deceased in the residence. The case remains open at this time.
On March 4, 2023 just before 10:30AM the Coroner responded to a location on County Road 1801 in northwest Bates County. A male decedent had been located by family. The case remains open at this time.
On March 6, 2023 just after 3:30PM the Coroner responded to A Highway at County Road 7007 west of Rich Hill following a motor vehicle accident. One decedent, identified as 23 year-old Andrew Medina of Hume, Missouri is deceased in this accident.
On March 6, 2023 just after 7:30PM the Coroner responded to a residence on Wix Lane in Butler where are deceased female was found in her residence following a wellbeing check by Butler officers initiated by a concerned friend. The case remains open at this time.
Follow-up Investigations Completed:
On January 24 the Coroner responded to the BCMH ER in response to a 29 year-old female who died following transport from a residence. The investigation concluded with findings of death being accidental in nature.
Bates County Coroner