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Who Owns a Person's Body Once the Person is Dead?


I live in Indiana. I wonder who owns a person's body once the person in question is dead? Does the family has control over it?

No one "owns" the body. There is a state mandated hierarchy as to who has control over the disposition of the remains. In Indiana it is surviving spouse first; surviving children of majority age in age order; then parents; then grandchildren.

-- David Shirley

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