Morrison’s Bill To Help Identify Remains Moves Forward

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind – The Indiana House of Representatives voted Tuesday in support of State Rep. Alan Morrison’s (R-Brazil) proposal giving coroners one more way to quickly and accurately identify human remains.

House Bill 1084 would allow coroners to track a unique serial number on a surgically implanted medical device in a person’s body in order to make an official identification.

Currently a positive identification can only be made by fingerprints, visual identification, dental records and DNA.

DNA could take several weeks if other methods are not available.

The Indiana Coroners Association supports this legislation.

The bill now moves to the Senate for further consideration.

Visit iga.in.gov to learn more about the legislation.

Morrison represents House District 42, which includes all of Vermillion County and portions of Clay, Fountain, Parke, Vigo and Warren counties.