Use of records to identify human remains and missing persons
- • disposition of records
(1) If the Superintendent of State Police is notified that a record of unidentified human remains filed by the Department of State Police under ORS 146.171 (Unidentified human remains) corresponds with the record of a person reported as missing, the superintendent shall immediately notify the medical examiner who reported the unidentified human remains and the law enforcement agency that filed the missing person report under ORS 146.181 (Missing persons). If the medical examiner identifies the remains, the medical examiner shall immediately notify the superintendent and the superintendent shall cancel the report of unidentified human remains.
(2) When a person reported as missing under ORS 146.181 (Missing persons) is found, or when the remains of the person have been discovered and identified, the law enforcement agency to which the person was reported missing shall cancel the reports to state and federal authorities under ORS 146.181 (Missing persons). The agency shall destroy all information and material received under ORS 146.181 (Missing persons) relating to a missing person who is discovered to be living. In the case of a missing person found to be no longer living, the agency shall seal the information and material obtained under ORS 146.181 (Missing persons), except as otherwise may be necessary to investigate or prosecute a criminal action relating to the person’s disappearance or death. [Formerly 146.545]
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