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exhumation

(ĕks″hū-mā′shŭn) [L. ex, out, + humus, earth]
Removal of a dead body from the grave after it has been buried.
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The proposed exhumation of Edwin Booth is the latest step in a long battle for the assassin's descendants who were refused permission to exhume what are believed to be John Wilkes Booth's remains in 1995.
Allowing the application, a judicial magistrate (west) directed the health authorities to constitute a medical board to exhume the body of the victim in the presence of a judicial magistrate, perform the autopsy and submit its report.
Jim and Yvonne Collinson, from Perth, Scotland, asked police to exhume the body of 17-yearold James, who died at Deepcut, Surrey, in March this year from a single gunshot to the head.
Detectives also tried to exhume the body of patient Marie Fernley, 53, from her grave in her native Malta, but her family refused.
Family members obtained a court order to exhume the body they buried at Magumu village in Kinangop.
The High Court here today corrected the order issued by the Petaling Jaya Magistrate's Court on Monday which allowed police to exhume the body of Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd chief executive officer, Nazrin Hassan, who died in a fire in June.
Saheed had confessed to Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives that it was Ahmed who invited them to exhume a corpse because he needed human flesh.
Edcel Lagman, among the petitioners against a hero's burial for the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, said the next move of the camp was to file a motion to exhume the body after Marcos was sneaked in for his burial on Friday.
"Following discussions with senior scientists, I made a decision to apply to the relevant authorities for permission to exhume the body, as it appears that re-examination of the body, utilising techniques that did not exist in 1991, may assist us in identifying the man."
Professor John Burn, head of Newcastle University's Institute of Human Genetics, carried out tests to show a kidney alleged to belong to Christopher Rochester was not his, and said there was no need to exhume his body to prove the fact.
In view of all the previous reported sightings and the significant nature of the wounds to the goat, arrangements have been made to exhume the carcass to establish how it died.
Officials at Sedgefield Primary Care Trust performed a medical review of Dr Martin's practice, after which Durham police applied for permission to exhume the bodies of three patients.