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Michigan lawmakers introduce Caylee's Law

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July 30, 2011

Michigan

LANSING, Michigan: State representatives Thomas Hooker introduced legislation that would make failure to report a missing child or report a dead body a felony in Michigan. House bills 4872 and 4873 are named after two-year old Caylee Anthony, whose mother was acquitted in her murder on July 5, 2011. Hooker said Caylee's Law "is a common sense response to a gap in our laws that don't make failure to report a missing child a crime." The two bills would make it a felony to not report a missing child younger than 13 within 24 hours. They would also make it a felony to conceal or fail to report a dead body immediately after it is found. State representatives Peter MacGregor and Brandon Dillon co-sponsored the two bills.[1]

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