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Service honors 200 whose bodies went unclaimed

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(WJBK) -  Hundreds of bodies are left unclaimed at the Wayne County Morgue as their families are either unaware or unable to claim them. On Wednesday two groups came together to pay their respects to nearly 200 people who are among the unclaimed.

The 40-minute service at Our Lady of Hope Cemetery in Brownstown Township was organized by a coalition consisting of The Jewish Fund, the Archdiocese of Detroit and area funeral homes. They came together to ensure the bodies are buried in individual graves.

VIDEO: Click on the video in the video player above to watch the report from Fox 2's Maurielle Lue who was at the service

The coalition says all 200 bodies that have been sitting in the Wayne County medical examiner's office will be laid to rest within 30 days.

Copyright 2014 by myFOXDetroit.com. The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.



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