According to state law, only the nearest legal next-of-kin may sign the body release form. The next-of-kin in the order of legal priority are:
If the next-of-kin is out of town, he or she may send a completed release body form to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office via fax to 817-920-5713. Click on the link below to print out the release form.
County Telephone Operator 817-884-1111
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