Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 35-45-11-2.

Synopsis: Mutilation of a corpse. Makes mutilation of a corpse a Class B felony if the mutilation interferes with the investigation of the death.

Effective: July 1, 2009.


    January 16, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs.


First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)

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    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning criminal law and procedure.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 35-45-11-2; (09)IN1630.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 35-45-11-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 2. A person who knowingly or intentionally:
        (1) mutilates a corpse;
        (2) has sexual intercourse or sexual deviate conduct with the corpse; or
        (3) opens a casket with the intent to commit an act described in subdivision (1) or (2);
commits abuse of a corpse, a Class D felony. However, if the mutilation of the corpse interferes with the investigation of the death, the offense is a Class B felony.
SOURCE: ; (09)IN1630.1.2. -->     SECTION 2. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009] IC 35-45-11-2, as amended by this act, applies only to crimes committed after June 30, 2009.