I’ve been watching too much CSI but the question occurred to me while watching an episode. In the episode a workman finds a skeletal hand sticking out of the concrete in the foundation of a house. The CSI team is called in and promptly jackhammers away the foundation to get the corpse out.
My question is does the state (or city or police department) have to pay to have the house put back together? Does it matter if the people living there were responsible for the crime or they moved in after-the-fact?