Cobb County Government

What happens to personal property brought in with a decedent?

If personal property is transported with a body to the Medical Examiner’s Office, the clothing and personal effects are removed and inventoried at the time of examination. They are stored in a secure location. Some items may be retained as evidence by the Medical Examiner’s Office or law enforcement. Property not retained as evidence is released with the decedent to the next of kin’s designated funeral home.