Caddo Parish Coroner's Office

Investigative Staff

The Caddo Parish Coroner’s investigative staff includes one Chief Investigator, one Deputy Coroner Investigator and several Coroner Investigators/Death Investigators. The investigators’ primary duties are performing death investigations and mental health investigations (in the form of protective custody orders).

Death investigations include scene investigations, body exams, photo documentation, medical records review, witness interviews, written report of the investigation and completion of the death certificate. The death investigation process helps determine the probable cause and manner of death and/or whether an autopsy will be needed or not. Mental health investigations, in the form of protective custody orders, are performed by interviewing witnesses by a strict set of criteria to determine if an individual may need psychiatric evaluation.

How do I become a Death investigator/Coroner investigator? You can read about our certification here: https://abmdi.org

Investigators

Joseph Johnson, D-ABMDI ( jjohnson@caddocoroner.com )

The late Joseph W. Johnson held the position of Chief Deputy Investigator for many years at Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office. Joseph Johnson began  employment with Caddo Coroner’s Office in August of 1990, after retirement from Shreveport Police Department. He received certificates of completion from St. Louis School of Medicine in both basic and Masters in Medicolegal Death Investigation Training Courses, Basic Critical Incident Stress Management Training, Emergency Management Institute ICS-300, & ICS-400 Training, Child Homicide & Abuse Investigation from Sam Houston University in Huntsville, TX and countless other trainings and certificates. He also actively participated with Homeland Security in the area of Critical Incident Management. Joseph “Joe” Johnson’s years of experience rendered him a source of vast, irreplaceable knowledge. He was an asset to the department, a strong leader, and a beloved friend. He will be dearly missed.

Gregory Clement, D-ABMDI ( gclement@caddocoroner.com )

Gregory (Greg) Clement has over 25 years of experience in law enforcement. This experience includes having served as a police officer, criminal investigator, and narcotics investigator with the Garland, Texas police department. He joined the staff of the Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office in 1999, currently serving as an Investigator/Deputy Coroner. Upon his hire, Greg completed the Medicolegal Death Investigator Training Course in Saint Louis, Missouri. In 2009, he became a registered Medicolegal Death Investigator with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. Additional educational training includes a Master of Science in Criminal Justice and a Masters of Public Administration, specialization Public Management, both of which were awarded by Grambling State University. He has been recognized for his dedication to law enforcement by the Garland Police Department, the City of Grambling Police Department, Grambling State University, and the High School for Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice in Houston Texas.

Milton Carroll, D-ABMDI ( mcarroll@caddocoroner.com 

DSC_0246 Milton Carroll has been a Death Investigator with the Caddo Parish Coroners Office for ten years. He attended Northwestern State University and Grambling State University. He has served in various fields of occupations including being an EMT/Firefighter. He also served in the Marine Corps in the Gulf War & Samalia. Milton attended the Medicolegal Death Investigator Training Course in St. Louis, MO and in 2009, he became a registered Medicolegal Death Investigator with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators.

 Katrina Wright, D-ABMDI ( kwright@caddocoroner.com )


Katrina Wright is a graduate from Bossier Parish Community College and Louisiana State University, earning her A.S. in 1994 and B.A. degree in 1998, both in General Studies. Katrina has also earned her Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Katrina relocated to New Jersey, where she was employed with Willingboro Public School District as an assistant for the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent of Operations and Curriculum. While in New Jersey, she completed an A.S. in Mortuary Science for a career in funeral services employed with Serenity Funeral Home and Tunsil Funeral Home, Inc. In 2006, Katrina returned to Shreveport and began her career as a death investigator for Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office. She became a registered Medicolegal Death Investigator in 2008 with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. Katrina is also a member of International Association of Forensic Nurses for whom she has presented lectures regarding death investigations.  Katrina works closely with the Department of Health & Hospitals, Office of Public Health in order to decrease the number of preventable child and infant deaths in Caddo Parish.  Most recently, Katrina has begun working closely with Overton Brooks VA Medical Center and Veterans Affairs to ensure a respectable and proper interment for displaced veterans.

Erin Deutsch, D-ABMDI ( edeutsch@caddocoroner.com )

 Erin Deutsch has been employed with Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office since 2010. In 2019, she began assisting in the role of Acting Chief Investigator. She is a graduate from Bossier Parish Community College where she received her degree in Criminal Justice, with a concentration in Medicolegal Death Investigation. She is a nationally certified Death Investigator with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI) after completing the necessary training and testing. Early on in her career, Erin worked with the Sexual Assault Response Team, a team developed to improve the process of care and justice for sexual assault victims. Erin also spent a two year term as Secretary/Treasurer for the Louisiana State Coroner’s Association. She has specialized training in Aquatic Death Investigations, Fire Death Investigations, and Skeletal Remains Recovery.

 

 

Mary Whitehorn ( mwhitehorn@caddocoroner.com )

Miyoshi Sullivan ( msullivan@caddocoroner.com )

Russen Toledo (rtoledo@caddocoroner.com)

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