Alaska Statutes.
Title 9. Code of Civil Procedure
Chapter 55. Special Actions and Proceedings
Section 50. Effect of Presumptive Death Certificate.
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AS 09.55.050. Effect of Presumptive Death Certificate.

After the judge or magistrate has entered an order declaring that the person is presumed to be dead either under AS 09.55.020 - 09.55.060 or under the laws dealing with missing persons, the judge or magistrate shall make out and sign a certificate entitled "Presumptive Death Certificate" in the form and manner and containing the information required by the Bureau of Vital Statistics. In addition to the information required by the Bureau of Vital Statistics, the certificate must contain the decedent's social security number, if ascertainable. The certificate shall be recorded by the judge or magistrate and then filed with the Bureau of Vital Statistics. Upon the entry of the order and the recording and filing of the "Presumptive Death Certificate" as herein provided, the missing person is presumed to be dead, and the person's estate may be administered in accordance with the then existing provisions of law applicable to the administration of the estates of deceased persons.

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