California Penal Code Section 11109

11109. Each coroner promptly shall furnish the Department of Justice with copies of fingerprints on standardized eight-inch by eight-inch cards, and descriptions and other identifying data, including date and place of death, of all deceased persons whose deaths are in classifications requiring inquiry by the coroner where the coroner is not satisfied with the decedent s identification. When it is not physically possible to furnish prints of the 10 fingers, prints or partial prints of any fingers, with other identifying data, shall be forwarded by the coroner to the department.

In all cases where there is a criminal record on file in the department for the decedent, the department shall notify the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and each California sheriff and chief of police in whose jurisdiction the decedent has been arrested, of the date and place of death of the decedent.

(Added by renumbering Section 11113 by Stats. 1996, Ch. 124, Sec. 86. Effective January 1, 1997.)

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