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    raine1212 Former Member

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    http://www.wrdw.com/home/headlines/...Unclaimed-Body-Cost-the-County-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/2011/12/07/mass-burial-held-for-over-1600-la-county-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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    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/nat...e-foreclosure-article-1.1163561#ixzz278BvsFBH
     
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    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. :tyou:
     
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    He died penniless, but rich with friends
    San Francisco Chronicle, Friday, October 26, 2012

    Link: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/He-died-penniless-but-rich-with-friends-3986020.php

     
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