Caddo Parish Coroner's Office

Investigative Staff

The Investigative Staff of Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office includes one Chief Deputy Investigator, one Deputy Investigator and multiple Death Investigators. The investigators’ primary duties are performing death investigations and mental health investigations (protective custody orders). Death investigations may include examinations of the body and/or scene, photo documentation, witness interviews, medical records review, ordering autopsies, cremation authorizations, and written reports, all in an effort to determine cause and manner of death. Mental health investigations include witness interviews and records reviews to determine if an individual needs an Order or Protective Custody. Caddo Coroner investigators must complete training and testing to become certified by the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI).

Investigators

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

Joseph W. Johnson holds the position of Chief Deputy Investigator under the leadership of Dr. Todd Thoma, Coroner. Joseph Johnson has been  employed by Caddo Coroner’s Office since August of 1990, after retirement from Shreveport Police Department. He has 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 other certificates. He actively participates with Homeland Security in the area of Critical Incident Management.

Gregory Clement, Deputy Inv., 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 a Deputy Investigator. 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 Coroner’s 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 joined the Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office team in 2010. She is a graduate from Bossier Parish Community College where she received her Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice and Medicolegal Death Investigation. She is a registered Death Investigator with the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators (ABMDI) after completing the necessary training and testing. Erin has worked with the Sexual Assault Response Team during her employment and also spent a two year term as Secretary/Treasurer for Louisiana State Coroner’s Association. She has additional training in Aquatic Death Investigations, Fire Death Investigations, and Skeletal Remains Recovery. Erin is on constant lookout for educational opportunities and experience to further her knowledge in the field.

 

 

 

Jacquie Lococo ( jlococo@caddocoroner.com )

Mary Whitehorn ( mwhitehorn@caddocoroner.com )

Miyoshi Sullivan ( msullivan@caddocoroner.com )

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