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34-27-28Notification to landowner and coroner--Notification to state archaeologist and tribal officials--Time limits.

If a law enforcement officer has reason to believe that the skeletal remains, reported pursuant to § 34-27-25, may be human, he shall promptly notify the landowner and the coroner. If the remains reported under § 34-27-25 are not associated with or suspected of association with any crime, the state archaeologist shall be notified within fifteen days. The state archaeologist shall thereupon follow the procedure set out in § 34-27-31, except that the skeletal remains shall be turned over to the attorney general or any state's attorney should either request the remains for further investigation.

Source: SL 1990, ch 6, § 8; SL 1991, ch 281, § 3C.

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