Clark County welcomes new coroner from Phoenix area

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Commission appointed a new coroner on Monday, filling the position recently vacated by John Fudenberg.

The new coroner, Melanie Rouse, was previously a medical examiner in Maricopa County, Arizona.

Fudenberg’s role became more public during the weeks following the 1 October shooting on the Las Vegas Strip, and he earned praise for his professionalism through the ordeal. Fudenberg retired last year.

Rouse lists her most recent title in Maricopa County as “Chief Medicolegal Death Investigator Operations Manager,” a role she has served in since 2014.

She is a graduate of Colorado State University with a Master’s degree in criminal justice/psychology from the University of the Rockies.

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