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Cash-Strapped City Struggles To Bury The Unclaimed Dead

June 6, 2013

Shrinking government budgets are changing not only how people live, but also how some municipalities deal with death. In Detroit, funding is so tight that when a homeless person dies, it can take a year or more to receive even a simple pauper's burial. WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter tells the story of one homeless man who still awaits a final resting place…