Desperation

Unburied Bodies Haunt Detroit

The number of unclaimed bodies in Detroit's mortuaries has reached a record high, reaching 70 people earlier this year. “I have not seen this many unclaimed bodies in 13 years on the job,” a mortuary official told The Times of London. “It started happening when the economy went south last year. I have never seen this many people struggling to give people their last resting place.” Escalating murder and unemployment rates are being blamed as causes, as the body count is seen as another sign of desperation for Detroit.