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(1) Every person who removes human remains, or any part thereof, from a grave, vault, or other place where the same has been buried or deposited awaiting final disposition, without authority of law, with intent to sell the same, or for the purpose of securing a reward for its return, or for dissection, or from malice or wantonness, is guilty of a class C felony.
(2) Every person who purchases or receives, except for burial or final disposition, human remains or any part thereof, knowing that the same has been removed contrary to the foregoing provisions, is guilty of a class C felony.
(3) Every person who opens a grave or other place of interment, temporary or otherwise, or a building where human remains are placed, with intent to sell or remove the casket, urn, or of any part thereof, or anything attached thereto, or any vestment, or other article interred, or intended to be interred with the human remains, is guilty of a class C felony.
(4) Every person who removes, disinters, or mutilates human remains from a place of interment, without authority of law, is guilty of a class C felony.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Washington Revised Code Title 68. Cemeteries, Morgues, and Human Remains § 68.50.140. Unlawful disturbance, removal, or sale of human remains--Penalty - last updated April 06, 2022 | https://codes.findlaw.com/wa/title-68-cemeteries-morgues-and-human-remains/wa-rev-code-68-50-140/
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