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Dr. John C. King

Dr. King was born and raised in Gadsden Alabama. He graduated Emma Samms High School in 1976. He attended Marion Mililtary Institute fom 1976-1978 followed by Birmingham Southern College in 1980, where he received a B.S in Biology/Chemistry. After graduating college he completed his medical degree in 1985 at St. Georges University of Medicine. Following this he completed an externship in internal medicine at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, and an internship in Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania. He then attended the University of Alabama, Birminghham where he completed his residency in Internal Medicine.

His career in South Louisiana began in 1987 when he attended Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation to pursue a fellowship in Pulmonary/ Critical Care medicine. During this time he worked in the Houma, Thibodaux area, where he decided to settle with his wife and 2 children. He is board certified in Internal medicine, and has 16 years experience in internal and Pulmonary Critical Care medicine, working at Chabert Medical center, he also has gained much experience working in emergency medicine for the past 21 years.

His decision to become Coroner for Lafourche Parish was made after disscussions with his predecessor Dr Coolridge Franklin. After much thought and family support, he decided that this would be an excellent way to continue to serve his community. On May 30th an emergency meeting was assembled by the Parish President, Ms. Charlotte Randolph, and he was appointed to complete Dr Franklins term as coroner until a special election is held in October 2008. During his 6 months special appointment, he hopes to improve the Coroner’s office and it’s relationship with local law enforcement, parish hospitals, and the parish government judicial agencies in the area, with matters concerning the Coroner’s duties.

Lafourche Parish Coroner

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Deputy Coroner's

Dr. Ryan Wolfort, Dr. Camille Pitre and Dr. Jack W. Heidenreich

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Mark A. Goldman

Mark A. Goldman has been assisting Lafourche Coroner's Office and the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office for over two decades in death investigation. He proudly holds Board Certification as a Diplomat American Board Medical Death Investigation and is a P.O.S.T. Certified Instructor for many law enforcement agencies. Mark is very active in drug/alcohol awareness as a motivational speaker for elementary and middle schools. Forensic Investigator for the SE Serial Task Force.


  • State of Louisiana vs. Brian Bibbs
  • Hurricane Juan rig Accident 10 fatalities
  • Largest house fire 11 fatalities 2005
  • Hurricane Katrina 2005 300 + deaths investigated
  • SE Louisiana Serial Murderer Task Force 2005-2007


  • America 's Most Wanted show solving a high profile homicide case
  • ABC Mystery death utilizing the internet case
  • MSNBC Forensic Investigators

FI, D-ABMDI Chief Investigator/Administrator

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Julie Verrete

Julie is our office secretary that comes with a vast working knowledge of the Coroner's Office. She is excited to be part of our team and we welcome her! Julie is a proud grandmaw of Jesse, Haley and Tate!!

Office Secretary

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Dr. Patrick Walker

Practice: Terrebonne General Hospital

Dr. Patrick Walker specializes in internal medicine and emergency medicine in Houma, Louisiana.

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Cody Vining

Cody comes to the Lafourche Parish Coroner's Office with extensive training as an EMT. He just completed the Medicolegal Death Investigation School.

EMT, Forensic Investigator

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Jamie Folse

Jamie Folse completed her Medicolegal Death Investigation course at the University of St Louis Medical School and is a EMT-P . Jamie has been in death investigating for several years with St Charles Parish Coroner's Office. Congrats to Jamie for passing her board certifications with the American Board Medicolegal Death Investigators D-ABMDI.

BS, Forensic Investigator, S.A.F.E. D-ABMDI

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Angie Matherne

Angie Matherne is from Des Allemands and is happily married to Gary with 3 children. She is a former EMT and attended the Medicolegal Death Investigation course. Angie is a proud "GraNa" of "Jackson James"

Forensic Investigator S.A.F.E.