County Coroner

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Missy Rittinger is a Registered Nurse who was born and raised in Boone County, a graduate of St. Henry High School, Northern Kentucky University Nursing Program, and the University of Phoenix, Bachelor Degree in Health Care Administration.

She has been employed by St. Elizabeth Healthcare since 1990, with 25 years of experience in the Emergency Department.  In 2011, Missy Rittinger was appointed as Deputy Coroner of Boone County by Doug Stith. Missy has furthered her education throughout her career to become a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE), Certified Forensic Nurse (CFN), Basic Training for Coroners, and has obtained national certification in Death Investigation through the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. 


Missy offers years of experience and maintains her Nursing License, SANE license,  CFN and Coroner Certification status through completing annual in-service training courses and is a member of the Kentucky State Coroner’s Association, Kentucky State Coroner/Medical Examiner Incident Response Team, and the Child Fatality Review Board.

Missy has worked closely with Boone County's law enforcement and participated in training of our schools, EMS system and other Health Care Professionals.

The Coroners duty is to investigate and perform post mortem examinations to determine identity, cause and manner of death.