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Bucks County Chief Deputy Coroner sworn in

Danakelly Hampton, who boasts forensic knowledge, training and experience, is Bucks County's new Chief Deputy Coroner

Bucks County Coroner Meredith Buck announced the appointment of Danakelly Hampton as Chief Deputy Coroner.

Hampton boasts forensic knowledge, training and experience. She holds a M.S. degree in forensic medicine, B.S. degree in forensics with a minor in crime scene investigation, and a A.A.S. degree in criminal justice with a minor in police science. She is also a Board-Certified Fellow, achieving the highest level of certification from the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators, as well as being National Incident Management Systems certified by FEMA.

Hampton has been in the field of forensics since 2007. She got her start as a forensic investigator in the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office. She went on to build her forensic career at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office in Chicago, quickly working her way up the ladder. In June 2017, Hampton was publicly recognized by the Cook County board of commissioners. She was given a commendation for her work after she identified a Methamphetamine lab, alerted the proper authorities and directed the evacuation of occupants from the building, moving them to safety.

In 2021, Hampton deployed to the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office to aid in the backlog of cases related to the COVID-19 pandemic. She recently returned to the local area, where she was tasked with turning around a fledgling Pennsylvania County Medical Examiner’s Office as the chief of forensic investigations.

Hampton will be responsible for bringing the office up to date with new technologies and getting various office accreditations and staff certifications within the field of forensics.

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