1.6K Unclaimed Bodies Buried in Los Angeles

Yearly tradition draws two dozen

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 7, 2012 1:23 PM CST

(Newser) – In a December tradition dating back to 1896, Los Angeles County officials have buried the ashes of 1,656 bodies left unclaimed by family and friends. About two dozen people, including mourners, chaplains, and soup kitchen volunteers, turned up to witness the burial in a...   Read full story »

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