Originally posted by Lady Lily
In Louisiana, the death toll is 923 per the coroner. They are not giving out any numbers of missing. the 10,000 was what was feared could happen. All total rough 1050 hav died through out the south. I am assuming these numbers do not include those who died after the fact but the number of bodies that have been collected.
Autopsies are being done on all bodies as some nursing home residents drowned or were overdosed. I should be back on line at home next week and hope to answer any questions y'all have as I am living this.
See ya soon!
Originally posted by Rouschkateer
There are tons of missing person's lists. Unfortunately, they are scattered online in different forums.
Who exactly is responsible for compiling an entire missing person's list? FEMA? NO police? The Red Cross?
As devastating as that discovery was, at least Reysack had his father's remains. Then even that was taken away. The authorities who moved the corpse to a temporary morgue not only won't return it to Reysack for burial, he said, but they won't even confirm that they have it.
A month after Katrina upended the lives of hundreds of thousands here, families of the dead have been traumatized yet again by the ordeal of trying to pry loved ones'bodies from a bureaucratic quagmire.
Malcolm Gibson, a New Orleans funeral director, said he has tried for more than two weeks to recover the body of his 83-year-old uncle, who died in his home during the storm and whose remains were delivered to the morgue by state police. Authorities would not let him in to identify the body, he said.