Keep on dying L.A., and keep the Coroner gift shop alive!

Skeletons in the Closet: the official store of the Los Angeles Department of Coroner

A peek at "Skeletons in the Closet." Photo by Chuck Coker, used under a Creative Commons license.

A peek at "Skeletons in the Closet." Photo by Chuck Coker, used under a Creative Commons license.

“The Department of Coroner is responsible for the investigation and determination of the cause and manner of all sudden, violent, or unusual deaths in the County.”

The Los Angeles County Coroner also has a great sense of humor.

Starting out with a coffee-mug and tee shirt, originally made for the annual Coroner conference, the L.A. County Department of Coroner has expanded its line of merchandise to an almost absurd cachet. With chalk-outline ‘welcome’ mats, cutting boards, mouse pads, barbeque aprons and garment ‘body bags’, your home can be transformed into a sullen, lifeless coroner’s office (sans the dead bodies, hopefully…).

Located near the 5 and 10 freeways, the fully stocked Skeletons in the Closet offers a wide assortment of goods for the wannabe coroner and excellent gifts for the truly demented. With a hilarious web store (the graphics and animation are side-splitting) providing easy online purchase for crucial items such as antenna balls and temporary tattoos, the suits at the L.A. Dept. of Coroner make death funny again.

What better way to say, “I love you” than with the gift of a Coroners Baby-doll tee? And come home the hero when you bring the little whippersnappers official Los Angeles Coroner Crime Scene Kits!

Originally established to help fund the Youthful Drunk Driving Visitation Program, a program that has had no tax-dollar support, Skeletons in the Closet has been manufacturing their morbid merchandise for over 16 years. Not only an interesting collection, but some of the items are actually petty cheap. Stick them dollaz into an official Coroner money clip for only ten bones, sucka! – can’t afford not to buy it, as they say.

Skeletons in the Closet, 1104 N. Mission Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90033
Open Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The LA County Morgue. Photo by JohnDoe41 used under a Creative Commons license.

The LA County Morgue. Photo by Bob Bernal (Flickr: johndoeforty1) used under a Creative Commons license.