opening mail during a homicide investigation

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jay clark in Greenville, South Carolina

68 months ago

can the police open unopened mail found at a residence where the dead person is suspected homicide?

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detdavid1 in Chillicothe, Illinois

67 months ago

If the mail belongs to the deceased then yes, there is no standing to object.

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Dwil in Draper, Utah

32 months ago

jay clark in Greenville, South Carolina said: can the police open unopened mail found at a residence where the dead person is suspected homicide?

Usually homicide detectives are granted a search warrant granting them access to the property and all of its contents. They don't need to however with any items or rooms belonging to the decedent.

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