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Adam, Gibson says he wants you on these right away. They're from the junkyard.
— The coroner tells Heffner about the corpses[src]

The Coroner Worker is a fictional character from the Saw franchise, as well as a minor protagonist in Saw 3D.

He was portrayed by Carlos Diaz.


Early Life

Gibson talks to the coroner

The coroner worker was a man working for the Metropolitan Police Department as part of the Crime Scene Investigation unit. It was his job to take the corpses of potential homicide cases to the morgue for their obduction. Additionally, he had to give the investigating officers at the crime scene a first estimation of the victims' time and cause of death.

Evan's Death

At one point of his career, he got involved in the case of serial killer Detective Mark Hoffman, who continued the deadly games of his late mentor, John Kramer, better known as the Jigsaw Killer. After a car crash at Pete's Auto Body, a junkyard at 58th Street, had been reported to the police, Officer Rogers, who worked for the Department for Internal Affairs, went to the junkyard, where he quickly realized that the supposed accident was actually another Jigsaw trap, which had taken the lives of Evan, Kara, Dan and Jake, a group of four racist skinheads. Therefore, the forensic team went to the crime scene. Shortly afterwards, Rogers' partner, Officer Matt Gibson, arrived at the junkyard as well. After taking a look at the corpses, he ordered the coroner worker to send them to the morgue as they had to be obducted immediately in order to look for clues. The coroner obeyed Gibson's orders while he was packing Dan's body into a bag. (Saw 3D)

During the examination of the crime scene, a bomb activated by Mark Hoffman detonated in one of the numerous car wrecks. Gibson asked if anyone was hurt when seconds later, another bomb detonated. causing the coroner worker, who already finished packing all the bodies, to run outside to see what was happening along with all the other police officers. Gibson asked Rogers if he was fine, which Rogers replied that yes. Therefore, he told him to get outta there and let the bomb squad search the junkyard before they went on with their investigation. Rogers obeyed Gibson's orders and hanged up the phone. (Saw 3D)


Hoffman kills the coroner

When he arrived back at the station with the bodies, the coroner told the pathologist, Dr. Adam Heffner, that the four corpses' examination had to be preponed. Unknown to them, Hoffman had removed the corpse of Dan from his respective body bag while everyone was distracted by the explosion at the junkyard and had instead used it to infiltrate the police station on his mission to kill Jill Tuck. When Heffner opened the bag, Hoffman stabbed him in the throat with a knife, killing him. A few seconds later, Hoffman saw the coroner, who was returning to the morgue, so he prepared to ambush him. When the coroner entered the room, he found the corpse of Heffner lying in a puddle of blood. However, before he could react, Hoffman attacked him and stabbed him in the throat with his knife, killing him too in the process. (Saw 3D)


The corpses of the coroner worker, Heffner and several police officers murdered by Hoffman were found shortly afterwards. The events surrounding the massacre at the police station were reported to the public by the news channels the same night. Thereby, everyone with information about the whereabouts of Mark Hoffman was requested to go to the police immediately. (Saw 3D)


Not much can be said about the coroner worker's personality due to his short screen time.

Appearances and References