Unclaimed Veterans’ Bodies Services

It was unknown how many unclaimed remains of veterans are at the morgue at any given time, officials said. If a body is identified but family cannot be located, the Medical Examiner’s Office will have the remains cremated after 90 days, sooner if the family is found but unable or unwilling to make funeral arrangements.

https://www.philly.com/news/pennsylvania/us-soldiers-veterans-military-unknown-funerals-guardians-national-cemetery-washington-crossing-20190307.html

By Melanie Burney

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