06-18-2014, 02:07 PM #1
MI: County morgue releases names of unclaimed bodies
Wayne County Morgue releases names of unclaimed bodies
Author: Kevin Dietz, Local 4 Defenders, @KDietzLocal4
Published On: Jun 17 2014 05:39:50 PM EDT Updated On: Jun 17 2014 06:17:27 PM EDT
The names of more than 140 unclaimed bodies at the Wayne County Morgue have been released as the morgue prepares to bury them free of charge.
The Local 4 Defenders uncovered how a lack of money led to mass burials -- as many as four bodies buried on top of each other. A group of funeral home directors is trying to ensure this never happens again. They are putting up the cash to bury all of the bodies, as well as any unclaimed bodies in the future -- in real caskets and in individual plots...
06-18-2014, 03:03 PM #2
I have to say this - these are unclaimed, and yet they are using the space and resources to bury them as opposed to cremation? We are one of few cultures with such death rituals.
Sad to see so many people younger than me on that list. I am early 40s."I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."
- E. B. White
06-18-2014, 03:45 PM #3Registered User
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I read the comments - some of those listed are now being claimed, so that's a good thing.
I, too, noticed how young some of them were.
06-18-2014, 03:47 PM #4
yea, I figured that was why they even listed the names at all - a second chance to claim. I agree, that is a great thing."I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."
- E. B. White
06-18-2014, 04:01 PM #5
ETA: Early article about the stored bodies and efforts to arrange for final disposition. http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/i...urial/26190782
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