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Did you receive my reply? I don't see it here so I'm not sure if it came through. Please let me know so I can post again, if necessary.
I guess my original reply was lost due to my inexperience with this site. Here goes -- first, I should tell you that I'm an Amazon best selling myster writer, so I'm researching for Bitter Chocolate, the second book in the Hot Chocolate series.
The situation is as follows... 32 years ago an elderly woman was suffering greatly from Addisonian crisis. Severe abdominal pain, low blood pressure and other symptons that eventually lead to coma and death.
Fast forward to today when a detective discovers evidence that shows the daughter administered poison to end her mother's suffering. That is probably cause to have the body exhumed, isn't it?
In this case, does the detective go before a judge, stte the facts to get permission to exhume the body? What does the judge issue? Do family members have to give permission?
Thanks so much for all your help. I appreciate it -- I try to make everything realistic backed by facts, so you're helping me greatly.
Yes, there is physical proof, and yes, the daughter is alive.
What does the court issue to move forward to exhume the body? What is that piece of paper called? I don't know the terminology and want to get it correct.
Also, can I mention you in my Thank You section of the book as my subject matter expert (SME)?
I will respect your privacy if you do not, but if you do, I will mention the site and your name.
Thank you so much for your help. I appreciate you. When Bitter Chocolate hits the streets, I'll let you know.
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