I want to say something about the cnn crew trying to sneak into the morgue. the slow process of identifying the bodies and the notifications of the
Until now i have tried to avoid giving graphic details of what i have seen but i will tell you that some of the bodies in the morgue aren't "whole"
bodies. as you can imagine with a tornado as powerful as the tornado that came through Joplin they are finding pieces of bodies in some places. I am
speaking from first hand experience here. One house i was helping to try and dig people out of Sunday night we were just finding pieces of bodies.
I was talking to people that were searching the Home depot and towards the front of the building they were finding bodies that were crushed under the
concrete slab walls of the building, as you can imagine the weight of those walls did a lot of damage to human bodies.
They are identifying the bodies as fast as they can using dental records and DNA to positively Identify the bodies to avoid causing undo distress to
families that have loved ones missing. compounding the identification process is the number of dental offices that was destroyed in the tornado and
the records of those buildings were also destroyed.
It is also just common decency that the media shouldn't be taking cameras where they set up the morgue. NO ONE needs to see the bodies in the morgue
except the families that have been notified their loved ones are there and then they should only see their loved one.
Now the official confirmed dead is 232
the official missing persons list climbed to 252 people today.
the city knows that atleast 90 people on the missing list is an overlap between the list of confirmed dead and are working with the county corner to
correct the lists as fast as possible. but a person can't move from the missing list to the confirmed dead list until the bodies have been positively
identified and official notification has been made to the family!
so if you account for atleast a 90 person overlap then there are 162 people still missing.
updated missing person list
that is the current missing person list. it has their name, address, DOB, if they have reported their location or if they are confirmed dead.
I would also like to point out the fact that the first few hours after the tornado was very confusing and people were sent to various hospital away
from joplin and it is very possible that those people identies that were sent to hospitals out of the area weren't recorded on a list and now the
hospital is trying to track them down for the families as well. it is also very possible those people were unconscious and didn't have identification
on their bodies as well
I would also like to point out that i personally know atleast 1 person that is still on the missing person list. And if the CNN crew would have
actually gotten into the morgue and showed the bodies in the morgue and caused his family anymore pain than what they are already feeling i can
guarantee you that the confirmed dead list in the city of Joplin would have raised to account for each member of that camera crew! If they don't have
the common decency or respect of the grieving then i have no respect for them either.
edit on 27-5-2011 by Mercenary2012 because: (no reason given)
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