First, you call the police or 911
The #1 rule is if you find a dead body is that you absolutely do not touch or go near it. CALL THE LOCAL POLICE RIGHT AWAY! Sometimes, an unconscious person may look dead, when in fact they need medical attention ASAP. If this is the case, then calling 911right away might indeed save someone’s life. If you have any emergency life-saving training, such as CPR, you might consider trying to help the person until emergency responders can arrive. However, any help you personally offer should be coordinated with your call to 911.
Finding a corpse and the smell of human decomposition
In several states in America, there is no statute requiring an individual to report a dead body, especially if there’s no evidence of a crime. Although some local state laws may require police to report deaths, it’s best to report finding a dead person. If a body has been sitting for several days decomposition sits in and that’s how most bodies are found. Human decomposition lets off gasses that produce a horrible odor for anyone near the body. Most unattended death scenes are a terrifying experience and can cause serious problems for the person that discovered the body.
It’s never a good experience finding a family member or friend for that matter has passed on from suicide, homicide, or natural causes. It may be a shocking, traumatic, and anxiety-filled experience, even more so in cases where the corpse is found somewhere outside. However, there are some important things to consider when you are faced with this situation.
- Remain calm
- Call the local police
- DON’T TOUCH ANYTHING
- Check your surroundings
- Answer all questions correctly to the police and homicide detectives
- Then after all that is finished, Go and grab yourself a drink! You deserve it!
I hope this blog article helps you in case you find a dead person. Have a great day!