Personal effects that are on the body in a coroner’s case are the jurisdiction of the Coroner’s Office. Other personal effects that may be collected on the scene are part of the evidence collection by the involved law enforcement agency (e.g. Sheriff’s Office or City Police Department). All coroner case personal effects are logged and accounted for and are released with the body. There are specific chain-of-custody procedures for the release of valuables. Occasionally clothing will need to be stored as evidence or disposed of if it presents a biohazard.