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Thanks to all who sent links to the Vice article:

“thought you’d be interested in reading about what else our favorite Horse’s Ass nominee has been up to with a longstanding city contract.”

This Is What Happens to Unclaimed Bodies in Washington, DC:

The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) holds the body for 30 days, after which point any unclaimed bodies are handed over to DC–based W. H. Bacon Funeral Home for cremation and subsequent burial.

W. H. Bacon Funeral Home agreed to place cremains in properly labeled containers that would be interred in permanently marked graves fewer than 50 miles outside of DC.

But that’s not actually what happens to unclaimed bodies in DC. In reality, the cremated remains are buried in an unmarked grave in a Baltimore cemetery; several hundred more from years past are located in a similar unmarked gravesite in Alexandria, Virginia.

You can read the full article here.

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