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    Unclaimed People

    I thought it might be interesting to start a thread here discussing people who remain unclaimed after death. The LA ME site has over 6k unclaimed people on their books currently.




    ETA - September 2017. I have been contacted by Lynette's family and she has actually been claimed, the mortuary filed the wrong paperwork apparently? I have removed her info


    I do not appreciate spectators debating about how our family dealt with my little sister's death three years ago. We claimed her body and have her ashes in our house AND buried at the local cemetery. We spent a ridiculous amount of money we didn't have on her funeral and arrangements because we loved her and thought she deserved the best. I do not want this website to be the first thing that pops up when you search her name. This is not what she died to be remembered for. Remove this thread. It is inaccurate. The mortuary has filed the paperwork incorrectly and this is causing extreme distress to my family. You will be hearing from me until this is removed.
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    Unclaimed people are so sad. How can this family write such a loving obituary, create a fundraiser to help others and not claim her remains? The fundraiser was probably a scam!
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    This was a comment to the article:
    This is such a sad tragedy and my heart is breaking. I became close with Lauren when she was placed with my mother. I took her to rainforests cafe for her 16th birthday, prom shopping at 17. She said she felt like Cinderella all pretty n pink. She was very Intelligent, funny and lovable she deserved a better ending not this tramtic tragedy. You are loved and will never be forgotten Lauren my heart is heavy. I hope my mother finds you n keeps you close. My prayers for your daughter.
    I guess her adopted/foster mother had already passed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtfpaf798 View Post
    Unclaimed people are so sad. How can this family write such a loving obituary, create a fundraiser to help others and not claim her remains? The fundraiser was probably a scam!
    Sorry for the double, but I noticed there was no funeral mention in that obit. I guess they didn't have one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olivia View Post
    I thought it might be interesting to start a thread here discussing people who remain unclaimed after death. The LA ME site has over 6k unclaimed people on their books currently.
    Terrific idea! I had no idea there was a fee required to claim a body, and I wonder if other states/ countries charge fees as well? Going on that same train of thought, I wonder if ANYONE can claim ANYONE ELSE'S body as long as they pay the fee?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezebelle View Post
    Terrific idea! I had no idea there was a fee required to claim a body, and I wonder if other states/ countries charge fees as well? Going on that same train of thought, I wonder if ANYONE can claim ANYONE ELSE'S body as long as they pay the fee?
    That was my honestly my first thought. Like, if someone had the cash to spare could they just buy out the place?

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    So, they had no money to claim her BUT started a GoFundMe to donate to a cause in her name?

    Yeah. That's bullshit.


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    Like this idea, Olivia. Perhaps an independent thread for each person? People who know the person may have details or find out where or how to claim body.

    I believe "next of kin" is the criteria and that may result in unclaims - I wonder.

    With Lynette - she was rather young to have an ED diagnosis. Perhaps her body was to be donated to research and no one followed through?

    When I participated in a genetic research study, I was given the option to make arrangements for the study to have my body after death. I didn't select that option so I'm not sure what it entailed.

    I wish Lauren could have a proper burial to put her tragic death in some peaceful form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeaceBeWithMe View Post
    So, they had no money to claim her BUT started a GoFundMe to donate to a cause in her name?

    Yeah. That's bullshit.
    I was about to post the same thing. Straight up bullshit.

    I think Boston mentioned something about this year's ago.
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    The article stated she was pregnant at the time.

    It is also noteworthy to mention he has a tattoo on his chest reading "Only God Can Judge Me". Sounds like Lazarus.


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    Okay this is the part where I admit he's kind of pretty, or at least he would be if he hadn't killed his sister and smeared poo on her candy.
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    Is she scowling in every pic, or is that her unfortunate face?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewitchingstorm View Post
    The article stated she was pregnant at the time.

    It is also noteworthy to mention he has a tattoo on his chest reading "Only God Can Judge Me". Sounds like Lazarus.
    Well that was just mean.
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    DISCLAIMER: The following quotes are not in reference to your loved one. They are quotes found to be funny in regard to much older cases.

    Quote Originally Posted by songbirdsong View Post

    Okay this is the part where I admit he's kind of pretty, or at least he would be if he hadn't killed his sister and smeared poo on her candy.
    Quote Originally Posted by Angiebla View Post

    Is she scowling in every pic, or is that her unfortunate face?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewitchingstorm View Post
    The article stated she was pregnant at the time.

    It is also noteworthy to mention he has a tattoo on his chest reading "Only God Can Judge Me". Sounds like Lazarus.
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    Well that was just mean.
    And totally called for.


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    He left an apology note? Ok he's crazy.
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    Reading this thread lead me to this website. https://datacatalog.cookcountyil.gov/widgets/y8dh-5w5c I clicked the first person and wondered why, and how in this day and age a person could go unidentified. I found a name, Stephanie Taylor, but that's it. Nothing. Not a single thing. I'm not good at this, so I reached out to Peace via Facebook, and she's better at this than I, and guess what she found? Nothing! So, I'm reaching out to you guys, because I feel sorry for this poor woman. Now that I think about it, maybe it wasn't her home. Why wouldn't she have any type of indenfacation in her apartment? Also, they have a sketch, and not a photo which is what some of the other people have, so I'm thinking that she was there for a while. I havne't been in Chicago for years, but last I heard the neighborhood wasn't the best (7146 S. Lowe), but I think that someone would notice a person missing. Or maybe not, we've read about it a lot. I don't know this lady, obviously, but I would love to help her family at least know that she's no longer on this earth. At least allow them the option to start a gofundme for whatever disease she died from....
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    Some of the "Location(s) Found" are rather depressing:

    Floating in Lake Michigan
    Found in Chicago River
    Found in dumpster

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    Quote Originally Posted by mydeathspace View Post
    Some of the "Location(s) Found" are rather depressing:

    Floating in Lake Michigan
    Found in Chicago River
    Found in dumpster
    Did you see the fetus? I stopped reading at that one. This is a real mystery. Not one police report or anything. Chicago makes me angry at times.

    I have a cousin who went missing, I always wonder if I will run into him...err his remains.
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    The unclaimed people is so much more sad than the unidentified, at least to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angiebla View Post
    The unclaimed people is so much more sad than the unidentified, at least to me.
    SO sad. The ones with GFM and yet are unclaimed, WTF? SO family are happy to profit, but let the person they're profiting off rot being unclaimed? Lovely.
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    Red face

    Wow there are soooo many. Ugh. That site reminds me of The Doe Network. For those of you who've never visited the site, I'll see if I can correctly post the link here (I'm not a brand Newbie; I just forget how to do some things here on MDS because most of the time that phone, so I have little access to do something "fancy" like post links!).

    http://http://www.doenetwork.org

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezebelle View Post
    Wow there are soooo many. Ugh. That site reminds me of The Doe Network. For those of you who've never visited the site, I'll see if I can correctly post the link here (I'm not a brand Newbie; I just forget how to do some things here on MDS because most of the time that phone, so I have little access to do something "fancy" like post links!).

    http://http://www.doenetwork.org
    Crappitty crap crap crap!
    Berm has told me very clearly how to do these things, but I do this so rarely that I always fuck it up.
    My Plan B: type doenetwork dot com in your browser or search engine. Not sure if you need the www or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jezebelle View Post
    Crappitty crap crap crap!
    Berm has told me very clearly how to do these things, but I do this so rarely that I always fuck it up.
    My Plan B: type doenetwork dot com in your browser or search engine. Not sure if you need the www or not.
    Sorry I'm a moron.
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    Here's the whole database of unclaimed people.
    The UnClaimed Persons database (UCP) contains information about deceased persons who have been identified by name, but for whom no next of kin or family member has been identified or located to claim the body for burial or other disposition.
    Only medical examiners and coroners may enter cases in the UCP database. However, the database is searchable by the public using a missing person?s name and year of birth.
    https://www.claimus.org/

    And this is where it list all the cases. There are sooooo many.
    https://www.claimus.org/cases

    This is just one page. Just be warned- if you click on "show case" sometimes they have the picture.
    5 03-1014 James McCulloch 2003-06-05 Fulton Georgia Show Case
    6 03-1668 Larrious Taylor 2003-10-02 Fulton Georgia Show Case
    8 04-0054 Herman Dougherty 2004-01-07 Fulton Georgia Show Case
    13 10-0284 Robert Parks 2010-02-03 Fulton Georgia Show Case
    14 10-0275 Augustine Robles 2010-02-02 Fulton Georgia Show Case
    * 20 03-0665 Ernest Hill 2003-04-11 Fulton Georgia Show Case
    22 09-2362 Peter Neuer 2009-12-30 Fulton Georgia Show Case
    23 09-2247 Carl Baxter 2009-12-14 Fulton Georgia Show Case
    28 09-1920 James Waite 2009-10-30 Fulton Georgia Show Case
    32 09-1454 William Wilson 2009-08-19 Fulton Georgia Show Case
    34 09-1343 Kelly Nail 2009-07-31 Fulton Georgia Show Case
    35 09-1028 John Smith 2009-06-11 Fulton Georgia Show Case
    37 09-0909 Patrick Flynn 2009-05-21 Fulton Georgia Show Case
    38 09-0887 Samuel Johnson 2009-05-18 Fulton Georgia Show Case
    41 09-0666 George Cloud 2009-03-20 Fulton Georgia Show Case
    43 09-0568 Edward McKinney 2009-03-27 Fulton Georgia Show Case
    45 09-0549 Willie Thomas, Jr. 2009-03-24 Fulton Georgia Show Case
    46 09-0538 Cornell Thomas 2009-03-22 Fulton Georgia Show Case
    47 09-0450 Joseph Clover 2009-03-08 Fulton Georgia Show Case
    48 09-0347 Gene Gates 2009-02-21 Fulton Georgia Show Case
    Last edited by bermstalker; 03-17-2017 at 12:23 AM.

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    So are they cremated or frozen? I can see how a very poor family might hesitate to claim an intact body if they can't pay for a funeral on top of the fee. Which sucks, but not as much as the idea of just not caring. Also many of them died long before GFM. If they're older, they probably have no idea it exists.

    I wish I could claim them all and have their ashes scattered somewhere beautiful.

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