(50 ILCS 722/25)
Sec. 25. Unidentified persons. The coroner or medical examiner shall obtain a DNA sample from any individual whose remains are not identifiable. The DNA sample shall be forwarded to the Department of State Police for inclusion in the State and National DNA Databases.
Prior to the burial or interment of any unknown individual's remains or any unknown individual's body part, the medical examiner or coroner in possession of the remains or body part must assign a DNA log number to the unknown individual or body part. The medical examiner or coroner shall place a tag that is stamped or inscribed with the DNA log number on the individual or body part. The DNA log number shall be stamped on the unidentified individual's toe tag, if possible.
(Source: P.A. 97-679, eff. 2-6-12.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015