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Families of 64 unclaimed bodies given chance to claim remains

A coroner’s office in Pennsylvania is giving the families of 64 people, who have been cremated, a chance to claim their remains before being buried next week.

The remains will be buried in one grave at Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery in East Lampeter Township on Oct. 4, Lancaster Online reported.

Some of the bodies have been stored at the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office for more than 10 years.

Chief Deputy Coroner Eric Bieber told the site that the office uses social media and public documents to track down relatives of the dead.

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In some cases, most of the unclaimed bodies result from elderly individuals who have been disconnected from their families, he said.

Relatives who would like to claim their family members’ remains are encouraged to reach out to the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office at (717) 735-2123.

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