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5 Bodies Left on Everest Will Soon Be Retrieved

Along with 10 tons of trash

(Newser) - The climbing season opens later this month on Mount Everest, and as people flock to the mountain, the remains of five people who died during their summit attempt will be removed from it. CNN reports Nepal's Mountain Cleanup Campaign intends to bring five bodies off the mountain, as well...

More Than a Week After Bridge Collapse, a 3rd Body

Divers in Baltimore recovered remains on Friday of 38-year-old Maynor Yasir Suazo-Sandoval

(Newser) - A third body has been found at the site of the March 26 collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore. Authorities announced Friday evening that salvage divers recovered a third body from the water, identified as 38-year-old Maynor Yasir Suazo-Sandoval, one of the missing workers. His body was...

Toronto Is Running Out of Burial Space
Toronto Is Running Out
of Burial Space
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Toronto Is Running Out of Burial Space

The Local looks at the complex dynamics at play in the bereavement industry

(Newser) - Residents of Toronto who aim to be buried in their city better be planning ahead. Because as Inori Roy reports in the Local , the city is quickly running out of burial space. Advocates have been raising the alarm for years, and the issue is coming to a head. The city...

Manhunt Ends With Body in the Thames

Police say they believe person pulled from London river is Abdul Ezedi, suspected of attacking ex

(Newser) - London police said Tuesday they "strongly believe" that they've pulled out from the River Thames the body of a man suspected of chemically attacking his former partner and her two young daughters, leaving the woman hospitalized with life-changing injuries. The Metropolitan Police said the crew of a passing...

Man Found 47 Years Ago in Arizona Finally Has a Name

Luis Alonso Paredes was found shot to death in a shallow grave by hikers in 1976

(Newser) - Remains found by hikers in a shallow grave 47 years ago near a lake on the border of Arizona and Nevada have been identified. The man was Luis Alonso Paredes, who was from El Salvador but may have been living or working in the Las Vegas area at the time...

Vatican Bends Its Rules Regarding Ashes of the Dead

Families may request to keep a small portion, so long as the rest resides in a sacred space

(Newser) - The Vatican has slightly softened its stance when it comes to the ashes of the dead, saying Tuesday that Catholic families may keep a small portion of their relative's cremated ashes in a "place of significance" to them rather than in a church or cemetery. It's the...

189 Bodies Have Been Pulled From 'Green' Funeral Home

Now begins the process of identifying them for loved ones

(Newser) - The remains of at least 189 people have been removed from a Colorado funeral home, up from an initial estimate of about 115 when the decaying and improperly stored bodies were discovered two weeks ago, officials said Tuesday, per the AP . The remains were found by authorities responding to a...

Cops: 115 Decaying Bodies Found in 'Green' Funeral Home

The owner tried to claim he was conducting taxidermy at the Colorado facility, authorities say

(Newser) - The awful smell seeped from a neglected building in a small Colorado town for days, followed by a report that made police take a closer look at the "green" funeral operator's storage facility. Inside, they made a gruesome discovery: at least 115 decaying bodies, per the AP . Investigators...

Autopsies In on Family Who Died Trying to Live Off the Grid

Christine and Rebecca Vance and latter's teen son likely died of malnutrition, hypothermia

(Newser) - The stepsister of a Colorado woman who was found dead along with her sister and teenage son at a remote Rocky Mountain campsite says the women fled into the wilderness after struggling to cope with societal changes in recent years, but they were unequipped to survive off the grid. Exposed...

As Glacier Ice Melted, Another Grisly Find

Cops say body found near Matterhorn is German mountaineer who went missing 37 years ago

(Newser) - DNA tests have confirmed that the body recently found on a glacier southeast of the famed Matterhorn peak is that of a German mountaineer who disappeared 37 years ago, police in southwestern Switzerland said Thursday. Increasing glacier melt, which many scientists blame on global warming, has spurred a recent increase...

Decomposed Bodies Belong to Sisters Trying to Live Off-Grid

Remains of Rebecca and Christine Vance and 14-year-old boy were found in Colorado

(Newser) - Three decomposed bodies found earlier this month at a remote Colorado campsite have been identified as those of two sisters and a teenage son from Colorado Springs who sought to live "off the grid." A hiker came across one of the bodies in the Gunnison National Forest, located...

Another Indigenous Woman's Body Found in Landfill

Remains of Linda Beardy were likely deposited within hours of Monday's discovery in Winnipeg

(Newser) - The body of an Indigenous woman has been found in a Manitoba landfill where a suspected serial killer allegedly deposited at least one of his Indigenous victims. The body of Linda Mary Beardy, a 33-year-old mother of four from Lake St. Martin First Nation, was discovered by staff members at...

8 Bodies Found in River Near US-Canadian Border

Canadian police say 2 families, including an infant, were trying to cross St. Lawrence to get to US

(Newser) - On Thursday, Canadian authorities recovered six bodies from the St. Lawrence River, near the border with the United States. On Friday, two more bodies were found, including an infant, bringing the total number of the dead to eight—six adults and two children. Police now say that the deceased, who...

At Lake Mead, an Explosive Find
Name Now Attached
to Lake Mead Bones
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Name Now Attached to Lake Mead Bones

Remains found in Callville Bay area belong to 1974 drowning victim Donald Smith: officials

(Newser) - Skeletal remains found in Lake Mead in October belong to a Las Vegas man who died almost 50 years ago. Donald Smith, identified through DNA analysis, was 39 when he drowned at the national recreation area in April 1974, Clark County officials say, per KLAS . His bones were found in...

911 Call Was for Unresponsive Man. Cops Found a Lot More

Police find dead body, but also 200 snakes, a crocodile, and a toddler in Pennsylvania home

(Newser) - Police in Pennsylvania's Beaver County made quite a find this week while responding to a call about an unconscious man. The Beaver County Times reports that when officers arrived at the rental residence in Aliquippa, they didn't find an unconscious man, but a dead one—a 23-year-old whose...

After 2 Women Turn Up Dead in Alleys, Teen Disappears

Residents of Chicago's Little Village demand answers amid fears for Azreya Lomeli, 15

(Newser) - Residents of Chicago's Little Village (La Villita) are demanding answers from police after the disappearance of three females, two of whom have turned up dead in alleys. Guatemalan migrant Reyna Cristina Ical Seb was found with a gunshot wound to the head in an alley in the Southwest Side...

Cops Reveal Cause of Death for Michigan Rappers, Friend

3 men, whose bodies were found Thursday in Highland Park, were shot to death, police say

(Newser) - The autopsies are in. Three men who vanished before two of them were set to perform a hip-hop set at a Detroit club last month were shot to death, each with multiple gunshot wounds, reports ClickOnDetroit.com . The frozen bodies of rappers Armani Kelly, 27, and Dante Wicker, 31, along...

Bodies Dumped in Bogs Over 7K Years Reveal a Nasty End

Signs of violence, including 'overkilling,' found in first comprehensive study of bog bodies

(Newser) - Ancient bodies pulled from bogs are often so well preserved, they could pass for modern-day murder victims . And they're often murder victims. A new study covering 7,000 years of history across the New Stone, Bronze, Iron, and Middle Ages finds most human remains discovered naturally mummified in bogs—...

Grisly Find: 4 Dead Babies in Boston Apartment

At least one was in a freezer

(Newser) - The remains of not one but four infants have been found inside a Boston apartment, police say. There was one devastating discovery after another as officers were called to the one-bedroom apartment at 838 East Broadway in South Boston around 2:15pm on Nov. 17 for reasons that are unclear....

Mom Accused in Deaths of Kids Found in Suitcases Extradited

Unnamed woman taken from South Korea to New Zealand

(Newser) - The 42-year-old woman accused of murdering her children and hiding their remains inside suitcases that were later purchased at auction has been extradited from South Korea to New Zealand. The unnamed woman arrived in Auckland Tuesday, will spend the night in jail, and will appear in court Wednesday to face...

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