Burial of Unclaimed Gosnell Remains

Garrow said that, absent family, an unrelated third party must show some connection with the deceased in life – not just an objection to the way they died.

He said the office would hold unclaimed remains for 10 years, although they would be cremated once the staff exhausted efforts to find relatives. After 10 years, Garrow said, cremated remains are buried at local cemeteries.

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By Joe Slobodzian