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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_28C > GS_28C-9

§28C‑9.  Search for absentee.

The judge shall by orderdirect the receiver to make a search for the absentee. The order shall specifythe manner in which the search is to be conducted in order to insure that, inthe light of the circumstances of the particular case, a diligent andreasonable effort be made to locate the absentee. The order may prescribe anymethods of search deemed advisable by the judge, but must require, as aminimum, the following:

(1)        Inquiry of personsat the absentee's home, his last known residence, the place where he was lastknown to have been, and other places where information would likely be obtainedor where the absentee would likely have gone;

(2)        Inquiry ofrelatives, friends and associates of the absentee, or other persons who shouldbe most likely to hear from or of him;

(3)        Insertion of anotice in one or more appropriate papers, periodicals or other news media,requesting information from any person having knowledge of the absentee'swhereabouts; and

(4)        Notification of local,state and national offices which should be most likely to know or learn of theabsentee's whereabouts. (1965, c. 815, s. 1; 1973, c. 1329, s. 2.)