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42 U.S. Code § 1716 - Presumption of death or detention

A determination that an individual is dead or a determination that he has been detained by a hostile force or person may be made on the basis of evidence that he has disappeared under circumstances such as to make such death or detention appear probable.

(Dec. 2, 1942, ch. 668, title II, § 206, 56 Stat. 1034; Pub. L. 85–608, title I, § 104, Aug. 8, 1958, 72 Stat. 537.)
Editorial Notes

1958—Pub. L. 85–608 substituted “a hostile force or person” for “the enemy”.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 1958 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 85–608 effective June 30, 1958, see section 402 of Pub. L. 85–608, set out as a note under section 1651 of this title.