View Full Version : Question about murder victim

03-29-2007, 08:36 AM
In my WIP, a girl is murdered. Her throat was slit, so they know that's how she died. How long would they hold the body before giving it to the parents? If the girl was found on Sunday, could visitation be held on Monday or is that too soon? Thanks so much.

03-29-2007, 02:06 PM
There's no way they would turn the body over that quickly. Not possible. More like the following Monday maybe. No matter how obvious the wound is, there would be an autopsy. Not to mention they have to process the body as a crime scene and that can take some time too.

03-29-2007, 11:59 PM
Thanks so much.