Death Notices

When persons whose fingerprints are on file are reported as deceased,

the prints should be taken from the active file and assembled with

any other prints of the person concerned. These should be plainly

marked Dead and filed in a separate cabinet or section. All the

index cards on this individual should also be marked Dead and filed

in a separate section. These should be retained for possible future


In this connection, Death Notice forms (No. R-88) can be obtained

from the Federal Bureau of Investigation so that information

concerning these deaths can be properly noted in its fingerprint file.