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.)

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

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


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