ESTATES OF DECEDENTS
14-104. Death of intestate stranger — Public administrator to be notified. Whenever a stranger or person without known heirs, dies intestate in the house or premises of another, the possessor of such premises, or anyone knowing the facts, must give notice thereof to the public administrator of the county within forty-eight (48) hours of knowledge of a death; and in default of so doing, he is liable for any damage that may be sustained thereby, to be recovered by the public administrator, or any party interested.
[(14-104) R.S., R.C., & C.L., sec. 5683; C.S., sec. 7778; I.C.A., sec. 15-1604; am. 1971, ch. 111, sec. 6, p. 233; am. 1996, ch. 69, sec. 2, p. 214.]