Ledes from the Land of Enchantment

Strangers turn out for ceremony to bury unclaimed bodies

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico — Thirty-two people were laid to rest Wednesday across four separate graves in Las Cruces.

They were people whose bodies had been unclaimed for at least the last two years.

Almost one hundred people attended the somber ceremony held at Saint Joseph’s Cemetery.

Remains can be claimed by family and friends for $600, the cost of cremation.


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