Absent Person Law and Legal Definition

In Louisiana, an absent person is person who has no representative in the state and whose whereabouts are not known and cannot be ascertained by diligent effort.[ La. C.C. Art. 47]

The law as it appears in the statute.

La. C.C. Art. 47 Curator of an absent person's property

An absent person is one who has no representative in this state and whose whereabouts are not known and cannot be ascertained by diligent effort. When an absent person owns property in this state, the court may, upon petition of any interested party and a showing of necessity, appoint a curator to manage the property of the absent person.