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    Unclaimed ***MEDIA LINKS*** No discussions!

    http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/N...168200186.html


    News 12 On Your Side: Another Unclaimed Body in Richmond County

    RICHMOND COUNTY, GA-- No one has come forward to claim the body of an augusta man after he passed away ten days ago.

    Edward Winter was 63 years old when he passed away last week. The coroner says he died of natural causes.

    Coroner Grover Tuten says a family member did contact him about Winter's death but then was unreachable. "He left me a phone number and the phone number he left was no good," Tuten said.

    Tuten says unclaimed bodies are becoming a growing problem in Richmond County. "I'd blame it on the economy," Tuten said.

    According to Tuten, taxpayers spend $30,000 a year to dispose of unclaimed bodies in Richmond County. He says the law requires the legal next of kin to claim the body.

    The coroner says he is forced to make difficult decisions when a family doesn't come forward. "I've already checked with a couple of schools to see if they want him," Tuten said about Winter's body.

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    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/...nty-residents/

    This is so sad. This was 2011

    LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The remains of hundreds of Los Angeles County residents whose bodies were never claimed by family or friends were buried in a mass burial Wednesday.

    He said the 1,639 people designated for the mass interment at the Los Angeles County Crematory and Cemetery “are individuals that, for one reason or another, have no one but the county to provide them with a respectful and dignified burial

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    Boxes of cremated remains from Ohio funeral home found in house under foreclosure

    Niekamp and coroner's office director Ken Betz said their agencies and others will be working together to determine whether there are relatives to claim the remains and how to handle any unclaimed ones. The dates on many of the boxes date back to the early 1990s, with the oldest dated 1982.

    Coroner's officials also will check death certificates, on which funeral homes are to place the final disposition of remains, he said.


    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nati...#ixzz278BvsFBH

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    Walla Walla coroner has 300 unclaimed remains

    Coroner Richard Greenwood says he's already identified 10 of the remains as soldiers, and an honor guard conducted a burial for them.

    Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/09/19/483...#storylink=cpy

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    Unclaimed ***MEDIA LINKS*** No discussions!

    This thread is for media links only. Please copy and paste 10% of the article so we know what it's about, and add the link.

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    He died penniless, but rich with friends
    San Francisco Chronicle, Friday, October 26, 2012

    Link: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/articl...ds-3986020.php

    It was just before sunrise when Bernie Kern wheeled himself to an outdoor plaza at Laguna Honda Hospital for his usual morning cigarette. He'd been living in the hospital for five years, but four decades of homelessness before that had left him with an enduring affection for the early morning chill and quiet.
    Having long outlived every relative he knew, there was no family to claim him. The normal city policy in such cases is to cremate him along with other unclaimed indigents, then scatter his ashes into the ocean with all the others on a routine run by a city-hired boat.

    And if that were the end of it, he'd be forgotten like many of the 150 or so other homeless people who die in San Francisco every year.

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    Cook Co. to begin posting photos of unclaimed bodies online

    Read more: http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/21...#ixzz2MtDtUox2



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