Unclaimed Bodies Information

North Carolina General Statutes 130A-415 requires County Departments of Social Services to be responsible for the disposition of bodies that are unclaimed in their county after ten days.  The information in the link below outlines the responsibilities of those in possession of an unclaimed body, Rutherford County DSS' procedures for disposition of unclaimed bodies, as well as, related NC General Statues.

 Procedures for Unclaimed Bodies