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The DC Code: § 22-3303 Grave robbery; buying or selling dead bodies.

Index22 Criminal Offenses and Penalties. (Refs & Annos)

Whoever, without legal authority or without the consent of the nearest surviving relative, shall disturb or remove any dead body from a grave for the purpose of dissecting, or of buying, selling, or in any way trafficking in the same, shall be imprisoned not less than 1 year nor more than 3 years.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 22-3103. 1973 Ed., § 22-3103. DC CODE § 22-3303 Current through December 11, 2012


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1334, ch. 854, § 891.)