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11-595 - Right to enter premises; right to seize articles
11-595. Right to enter premises; right to seize articles
A. The county medical examiner or alternate medical examiner may enter any room, dwelling, building or other place in which the body or evidence of the circumstances of the death requiring investigation may be found, provided that a law enforcement agency investigating the death obtains a search warrant for private property other than in the immediate location where the body was found.
B. The county medical examiner or alternate medical examiner, with the permission of the law enforcement agency investigating the death may take into possession any object or article found on the deceased or in the deceased's immediate vicinity which may aid in the determination of the deceased's identity or determination of the cause or manner of death. Upon completion of the findings, the medical examiner or alternate medical examiner, within thirty days, shall deliver the object or article to the law enforcement agency concerned, to the legal representative of the deceased or to the county treasurer.