576.141 PRESUMPTION OF DEATH FROM ABSENCE.
An absentee who is missing for a continuous period of four years, during which, after diligent
search, the absentee has not been seen or heard of or from, and whose absence is not satisfactorily
explained, shall be presumed, in any action or proceeding involving the property of the person,
contractual or property rights contingent upon the absentee's death or the administration of the
absentee's estate, to have died four years after the date the unexplained absence commenced. If the
person was exposed to a specific peril of death, that fact may be a sufficient basis for determining
that the absentee died less than four years after the date the absence commenced.
History: 1974 c 447 s 11; 1986 c 444