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Hundreds of Unclaimed Bodies Left at Detroit Area Morgue Buried

Memorial service held for hundreds of unclaimed bodies left at Detroit area morgue.
(WDIV) A public memorial service was held Wednesday for 200 people whose bodies have gone unclaimed at the Wayne County medical examiner's office.

A coalition consisting of The Jewish Fund, the Archdiocese of Detroit and area funeral homes has come together to ensure the bodies are buried in individual graves at local cemeteries.

The interfaith service was held at Our Lady of Hope Cemetery in Brownstown Township. One of the previously unclaimed bodies was buried afterward.

The coalition said all 200 bodies that have been sitting in the county morgue long-term would be laid to rest in individual, marked graves within 30 days.

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