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OH NO: Detroit Too Poor to Bury Dead Family Members (vid)

At 1300 E. Warren St., you can smell the plight of Detroit. Inside the Wayne County morgue in midtown Detroit, 67 bodies are piled up, unclaimed, in the freezing temperatures. Neither the families nor the county can afford to bury the corpses. So they stack up inside the freezer. Albert Samuels, chief investigator for the morgue, said he has never seen anything like it during his 13 years on the job. “Some people don’t come forward even though they know the people are here,” said the former Detroit cop. “They don’t have the money.” Is this something that urban radio could take up a collection for?

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  1. You know, this story almost brought me to tears. What in the Hell is happening in this Country, today??? There are so many affluent people that came out of Detroit…how can this happen? Not saying that because they made personal goals for themselves and achieved them, that they “owe” anything to anybody. But come on…where is our sense of just basic morality…those that have been Blessed, just giving a hand out to “some” who’ve not been as fortunate!?!

    I don’t have much, but I could send $25 to help towards the cause! Tell me who and where to address my donation. I can’t imagine that 67 people, who once walked this earth and made contributions we are unaware of (or not)…are lying in wait in a cold storage vault for an undetermined decision about their eternal resting places. WOW America…that’s really something to be proud of.

    S. Grayson

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