The exhumation is removing the corpse out of the ground. The exhumation is made on the basis of the decision of the investigative and judicial authorities to or repeated forensic medical examination of the body, verification of additional investigative materials or withdrawal from the tomb of objects that can have the value of evidence, as well as to identify buried or changes of the place of burial.
The exhumation performed in presence of a forensic expert. When this Protocol is where indicate the place of burial, describe the headstone, the nature of the soil, the depth of burial, the state of the tomb and found in the coffin items, the state of the corpse. The corpse had to be identified by relatives or other people.

Exhumation (from the Latin ex - of humus - land, soil) - extract from the land of the buried body of the deceased.
The exhumation shall be appointed by the resolution of the investigative authorities or the court decision. Make exhumation for several reasons: the primary forensic research; re-examination, if required verification and updating of the results of the primary research (forensic or pathological); checking of additional investigative materials collected after the burial of a corpse; the removal of parts of a corpse (see) and bodies for various investigations; the withdrawal from the tomb or burial place different objects, acquired the value of material evidences; identification of the person; the need to change the place of burial.
Court that appointed the exhumation, preliminary establish a place of burial.
The exhumation present: the representative bodies of investigation or trial, a forensic medical expert witnesses, a cemetery employee, relatives or acquaintances of the deceased. Protocol is the exhumation where exactly denote the place of burial, detail gravestone (preferably be attached to the Protocol photograph), indicate the nature of the soil, the depth of burial, the state of the tomb. The opening of the coffin describe its contents. The corpse or other articles have relatives for identification. The instrument is fixed, the evidence produced identification.
If you suspect poisoning, the exhumation take into separate containers of 1 kg of soil above and below the coffin, and a section of the cover of the coffin, the clothing of the corpse and other items that were in the coffin. Exhumed corpse subjected to primary (if it is not opened or re forensic autopsy (see the Autopsy forensic).
The practice of forensic examination shows that often the result of opening exhumed corpse (despite the far-reaching processes of decomposition) of the investigative and judicial bodies get very important information, and sometimes evidence in the case. Cm. also Examination forensic.