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    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

    DETROIT -
    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.

    View/download: http://www.clickondetroit.com/blob/v...E-LIST-pdf.pdf

    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...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/i...odies/26536616

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    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.
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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.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AzPistonsGirl View Post
    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.
    In a WDIV interview yesterday with a representative of Ira Kaufman Funeral Home, it was stated that once the bodies were claimed, final disposition would be determined by next of kin. The families' wishes will be considered regarding funeral arrangements, religious services, cemetery, etc. In that case, cremation would likely be an option.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by BetteDavisEyes View Post
    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

    DETROIT -
    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.

    View/download: http://www.clickondetroit.com/blob/v...E-LIST-pdf.pdf

    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...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/i...odies/26536616

    Is it safe to assume that these names have been run through missing person databases etc.? I am a bit taken aback that they were mass buried, 4 on top of each other. WTH



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