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MD Bill Would Require Reporting Of Dead Bodies

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - Two Republican state lawmakers from Washington County want to make it crime not to report a dead body or death.

The AP says a local news source reports that the bill sponsored by Sen. Christopher Shank and Del. Neil Parrott got a hearing Tuesday in Annapolis.

They say the measure was prompted by the death in August of 40-year-old Kenneth Flook of Hagerstown. Washington County Sheriff Douglas Mullendore says Flook died at the house of a friend who then dumped the body several miles away.

Mullendore says the state medical examiner's office couldn't determine the cause of Flook's death.

The bill would require a person with personal knowledge of a death or a dead body to notify law enforcement within four hours. Violation could bring a year in prison and a $5,000 fine.

 

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