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The DC Code: § 14-701 Presumption of death.

Index14 Proof. (Refs & Annos)

If a person leaves his domicile without a known intention of changing it, and does not return or is not heard from for seven years from the time of his so leaving, he shall be presumed to be dead in any case where his death is in question, unless proof is made that he was alive within that time.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 14-701. 1973 Ed., § 14-701. DC CODE § 14-701 Current through December 11, 2012


(Dec. 23, 1963, 77 Stat. 522, Pub. L. 88-241, § 1.)