Bodies Left Behind As Families, State of Michigan, Cannot Afford Burials

October 2, 2009

Michigan (ChattahBox) – Families in Detroit have begun to leave the bodies of loved ones in the morgue, as they are unable to afford burial.

The economy may be improving, according to some experts, but citizens are still being hit hard, and when death comes the tragedy doesn’t end there.

“Some people don’t come forward even though they know the people are here,” morgue investigator, Albert Samuels, was quoted by CNN.

“They don’t have the money.”

The theme is a common one to be heard all over the country, where state burials are becoming more common, which is causing extreme strain for the local police departments.

The county’s body rate of left corpses has increase to double the amount as was usual before. This is due partly to the inability of families to pay $700 for cremation (much less more for burial), and the state’s inability to fund burials, as their budget ran out months ago.

It shows further depressing signs in a city that already has a 28% unemployment rate, and a record number of impoverished families.

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