My question (which is in five parts) involves police conduct in the State of: California.
1. If a person is murdered in a place such as a hospital or a public library, can and do the police seal the home of the victim?
2. Does the answer to 1 above alter if the victim lived alone?
3. If the police can seal the victim's home, how long does the prohibition on entry last and how may it be challenged?
4. What does the 'sealing' consist of, exactly? Is it just some yellow tape on the external doors, or is there a padlock in there somewhere?
5. Finally, how is the prohibition enforced and what is the penalty for ignoring it?
As ever, thanks in advance.