Identifying the Body

The person's body must be identified and this is usually done by someone who knew the person well (usually a friend or relative). If you were present at or soon after the death, you may be asked to identify the person.

If the person was not identified at the place of death, you may be contacted by a Police Officer and required to go to the State Mortuary in Perth or the local hospital.

Only one person is needed to do the identification, but it is a good idea to take someone with you, as identifying someone you know can be upsetting.

Last updated: 15-Jan-2014

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