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Exhumation of
Human Remains

Exhumation of human remains may be required for a number of reasons, such as during a criminal investigation, moving a burial ground or to re-inter the deceased in a different cemetery closer to family members. Exhumation usually requires a court order or permission by the next of kin of the deceased. Permits are also required by some governing agency like the health department in order to legally conduct a disinterment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Exhumation is the process of removing a human body from its grave or tomb.

There are a few reasons why someone might want to exhume a body. One is if the person was buried in an unmarked grave and the family wants to move them to a different location. Additionally, exhumation can be done for medical or legal purposes. For example, if a person died of a suspicious death, their body might need to be exhumed for an autopsy.

Exhumation can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days, depending on the circumstances.

Exhumations are typically performed by funeral homes, but they can also be done by medical examiners or other professionals who are qualified to handle human remains.