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How to Request an Incident / Investigation from NC Law Enforcement
- Call or visit the law enforcement office handling your loved one’s case.
- Ask to speak with officer who is handling the case.
- Ask for the ‘incident’ report to be emailed to you and have them give you a hard copy.
- This will likely be a 1 page ‘unapproved’ Incident/Investigation Report which is all they legally required to give you.
- Retain & save this for future use. You will need to provide it as proof of death to: estate attorneys, financial institutions, employers, insurance carriers, apartment complex managers, etc.
- You will need to provide them with Victim’s Name, your relationship to victim, your full name, address, email and phone number, date of incident, names of others involved
The Incident/Investigation Report should include the following:
- Agency Name
- Incident #
- Crime/Incident(s) example: unattended death
- Day of the week, date and time of incident (or when 911 called)
- Day, date, time victim was last known secure (which means last seen alive)
- Location of incident including address & type of location (apt, residence, etc)
- Officer name and identification #
- Case Status: active, closed by arrest, closed by exception, closed by other means, inactive, unfounded, located (missing person/runaways)
Victim Information Section
- How victim was attacked, or crime committed (example: male/female found unresponsive)
- What weapons or tools were involved
- Section for recording Injuries Incurred
- Section for Drug/Alcohol use involved: Yes or No
- Victim full name, age, race, gender, address, phone # and employer
- Victim vehicle information
Others Involved Section
- R stands for reporting person if other than the victim
- First Middle Last name
- Age race gender
- Full address, phone #
- Employer name & address