Alaska Statutes.
Title 12. Code of Criminal Procedure
Chapter 65. Death Investigations and Medical Examiners
Section 100. Unclaimed Bodies.
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AS 12.65.100. Unclaimed Bodies.

When a person dies and no person appears to claim the body for burial, and no provision is made for the body under AS 13.52, the Department of Health and Social Services, upon notification, shall request a court order authorizing the body to be plainly and decently buried or cremated and the remains decently interred. A judicial officer shall issue the requested order upon the sworn testimony or statement of a representative of the Department of Health and Social Services that a person has not appeared to claim the body for burial and provision is not made for the body under AS 13.52.

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