Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Find Your Own Dead

By Cassandra D

Just when I thought all the appalling stories out of New Orleans had dried up along with the water, here's another one. The official search for bodies was called off on October 3rd, despite many homes having gone unchecked. Now, as areas are reopened, families are returning to find the decaying corpses of their loved ones. One area, the lower 9th Ward, won't be opened until December 1st, at which time more bodies are expected to be found.

Read about it here and here. As Scout Prime points out, we sifted through all the rubble of the World Trade Center to find every small chunk of a body, but can't seem to manage to go house to house for the citizens of New Orleans.

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