When a body is discovered following a sudden, unexpected suspicious death, the Emergency Services, Paramedics and Gardaí are alerted. The Gardaí attend the scene and alert the Coroner. The Coroner requests the State Pathologist to perform a post mortem to determine the cause of death. Scenes of crime Gardaí (usually from the Technical Bureau) and sometimes the Pathologist attend at the scene. The body can then be moved to a local hospital (throughout the country) or to the Dublin City Mortuary in Whitehall (if the death occurs in Dublin) where the post mortem is performed.