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Number of unclaimed bodies increasing in Mississippi county



[Source: Mississippi Business Journal]

The number of unclaimed bodies in Mississippi's most populous county has more doubled in the last five years, according to .

Five years ago, , which includes the 's capital of , averaged about a dozen requests a year to handle unclaimed bodies, according to obtained by The Clarion Ledger. Such requests grew to more than 40 last year, and the county has already had 16 requests for burials in its common grave this year, the newspaper reported on Monday.

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