tabaqui (tabaqui) wrote in little_details,

Police procedure, in the US concerning a homicide victim...

If someone dies of an apparent homicide and there is I.D., fingerprints - basically, it's pretty clear who the person is - do the police or city still require a family member to I.D. the body? Or is that moot with proper I.D. and they only have to collect the remains?

And is a body held until the homicide case is closed? Or is an autopsy, etc., performed and then the body is released to the family member?

If it matters, the person who was killed was in Utah, although not a resident of that state, and the family member is in Nevada.


ETA: I have the bare bones of what I need, but if anyone wants to add anything, that would be great!

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