Report: Thousands of unidentified human remains at coroners' offices

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  1. Dark Knight

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - Business has been backing up at the offices of the nation's coroners and medical examiners.

    A government report says they receive about 4,400 unidentified human remains on average annually but about 1,000 typically remain unidentified after a year.

    Overall, there were more than 13,000 unidentified human remains on record at those offices as of 2004, the latest year for which there's data.

    Cleveland had the coldest case, dating to 1900.

    http://www.wane.com/global/story.asp?s=6703366
     
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  3. OneLostGrl

    OneLostGrl I'm going against the grain- I'm going sane

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    Wow! So sad that there are so many unknowns :(
     
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    Can you imagine how many might be cold case murders or missing persons?
     
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    Multiply that by the extended families that may not know where their family member is or what has happened to them. Really sad.
     

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