Any person who conceals the death of another person and thereby prevents a determination of the cause or circumstances of death commits a class 1 misdemeanor. For the purpose of this section only, "another person" includes a fetus born dead.
Source: L. 71: R&RE, p. 456, 1. C.R.S. 1963: 40-8-109.
Law reviews. For article, "Mens Rea and the Colorado Criminal Code", see 52 U. Colo. L. Rev. 167 (1981).
Elements of offense. A violation of this section requires proof that a defendant both conceal a death and, by concealing the death, prevent a determination of the cause of the death. People v. T & S Leasing, Inc., 763 P.2d 1049 (Colo. 1988).