Cleaning your home can be tough and there are lots of factors to consider, but the number one thing to look for is dead bodies.
If you see someone who looks like they’ve been in a dead-end job, that’s an indication someone may be dying.
If someone has been killed by someone you know, you can look for evidence of a relationship with them, and if they have been seen with someone, it’s a sign that they’re probably been abducted.
“It’s all about identifying the people,” said Dr. Michael Smith, a forensic scientist at the University of British Columbia.
“If you can find evidence of physical injury, you’re able to make some of the forensic identification more difficult.”
Smith says it’s important to look at the body as if it were alive.
“The body is in a very vulnerable state,” he said.
“And we can’t see into the interior of the body and know how much of that is dead, and how much is still alive.”
A good clue to find out if you’ve found a dead person is to ask yourself if you have any signs of physical trauma or trauma-related issues.
You can find out how to do this by going to a local coroner’s office and asking for a body identification, or by calling the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) at 1-800-453-3375.
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The RCMP will also take fingerprints or a mug shot from the deceased, but don’t worry if the photo doesn’t match the person’s face.
Then it’s up to you to get the body out of your home to be taken to a lab for an autopsy.
If your deceased loved one was recently killed or was shot or stabbed, you may need to take them to a hospital to be examined and checked for possible gunshot wounds.
This is where a dead cat is an excellent clue.
“They’ve been shot, they’ve had their organs removed and they’ve probably had their hands cut off,” Smith said.
Once they’re in the lab, they’ll need to be processed for possible blood transfusions.
Smith says there are a lot of factors that go into determining whether a deceased person is a threat to others, so a person who’s been shot or been stabbed should be taken immediately to a nearby hospital.
If a person is shot, it could mean they have an underlying disease, or it could just be a matter of someone getting too close to you and getting hurt.
“In general, the more people you see close together, the higher the likelihood of an underlying infection, so you can put them in a room together and have them take blood samples,” Smith says.
If it’s determined that the person was recently shot, you’ll need an autopsy to determine if they’re likely to be a threat.
The body can be cremated, but that can be very expensive.
If they’re cremated in a private home, you will be charged a funeral expenses fee.
To find out more about funeral expenses fees, visit the Alberta Ministry of Health.
“We don’t charge a fee to anyone for cremation, cremation for people who are under 18 or under 65, or for crematory services,” Smith added.
You also may be asked to pay a property tax for the funeral.
“There are a number of different types of taxes that are charged, so if someone was under the age of 18 and had an estate, they would be charged the property tax, as well as the burial and cremation tax,” Smith explained.
If there’s a police or fire investigation into a body, it can be expensive.
You’ll need a witness identification to help you get an autopsy, and the autopsy is the final step.
“When you get the autopsy, you need to make sure that you have a good quality of evidence, like a good body,” Smith continued.
“So you can’t just get the original autopsy, but you need the body, as to not have it go to waste.”
If there is a coronavirus outbreak, the next step will be a lab test to make certain there are no traces of the virus left on the body.
This test can cost between $1,500 and $4,000 depending on the location.
If the test is positive, the person will likely be given a death certificate to mark the time of death.
The certificate will tell the next steps to take.
You may also be asked if you can bury someone you don’t know.
If so, there are several options.
If people are cremated but they were shot, there’s an additional $200 to bury the body in a cemetery.
This option will also be covered by a funeral home or funeral home insurance policy.
If cremation isn’t possible, the funeral home can still offer a service for you.
You might have to pay to transport the body from