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2005-08-29 Jackson County
Topic Started: Jan 24 2009, 03:27 PM (1,866 Views)
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Birth: unknown
Death: Aug. 29, 2005
This is a Hurricane Katrina Victim ( 12th victim in Jackson County)
Unidentified Female
Race: Black
Height 5'3"
Weight: 150 Lbs
Clothing: Black t-shirt with University of Michigan, Ann Arbor emblazoned on the front., Black Capri Pants size 15
Piercings: Had pierced ears
Died of head and chest ijuries and immersion in water.

Contact: Jackson County Coroner, Vickie Broaddus


Burial::
Machpelah Cemetery
Pascagoula
Jackson County
Mississippi, USA
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?p...&GRid=29997705&
http://www.gulflive.com/mississippipress/pdf/091705.pdf
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Five months after Katrina, a city buries two anonymous storm victims
Article from:AP Worldstream Article date:February 2, 2006 Author: MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press Writer More results for: body found in pascagoula

MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press Writer
AP Worldstream
02-02-2006
Dateline: PASCAGOULA, Mississippi
No names will adorn their headstones, no family will be here to mourn their passing. They are anonymous victims of Hurricane Katrina's deadly fury.

Five months after the hurricane took their lives, a man and woman whose identities remain a nagging mystery are to be buried next to each other Thursday in a city-owned cemetery.

Nobody came forward to claim the bodies, which were found in different places about a week after the Aug. 29 hurricane. With fingerprints, dental records and DNA tests failing to yield any results, Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus decided the time has come to let them rest in peace.

"I think five months is long enough to keep the bodies," she said. "It's time to give them a proper Christian burial and put them to rest."

The graveside ceremony may be the first of many to come. More than 100 other unidentified victims of Katrina _ mostly from New Orleans _ still await burials. In all, more than 1,300 lives were lost in the powerful storm.

In Harrison County, just west of Jackson County, the coroner's office has identified all but two of 97 bodies. Three others have been identified but haven't been claimed by relatives. Burial plans for the two unidentified victims have not been announced.

In New Orleans, Mayor Ray Nagin is seeking federal money to build a mausoleum for unidentified and unclaimed bodies. As of Tuesday, officials in Louisiana had 114 unidentified bodies and another 118 that have been identified but not claimed.

Kevin Stephens, New Orleans' health director, said many residents displaced by the hurricane don't have the means to return and look for missing relatives. "We should take every reasonable measure to identify our citizens," he said. "Perhaps that justifies taking a little additional time."

Meanwhile, Thursday's service has become a rallying point for residents of hard-hit Jackson County, where 13 died in the storm and thousands lost homes and businesses.

A funeral home has donated the white fiberglass caskets. A florist is furnishing free flowers. The city has set aside two cemetery plots. The Rev. Rex Yancey, pastor at nearby First Baptist Church, volunteered to officiate at the service.

"Even though we don't know their names, God does," Yancey said. "They're not friendless because there are people standing with them. We identify with their suffering."

The granite headstones will not be ready in time for the service. Michael Graham, assistant manager of Holder-Wells Funeral Home, said he and others are trying to come up with an appropriate epitaph for the victims.

"Everyone kind of feels a kinship because of what's happened here," Graham said. "People still find it hard to believe they can't be identified."

Both bodies were badly decomposed when they turned up in different parts of Ocean Springs, a coastal city west of Pascagoula.

The man's body was found in a marshy area. He's described as a black man in his early 60s with a bald spot and a close-cropped mustache. On his left forearm, just above his wrist, was a tattoo with the number "8" inside a heart shape.

The woman was found between the slabs where two houses once stood. She's described as a black woman, about 5-foot-3 (1.6 meters), 150 pounds (67.5 kilograms). She was wearing black pants and a University of Michigan T-shirt with gold lettering.

Broadus said her investigation will not end with the burials. She hopes the victims' genetic profiles can yield fresh clues once they're run through various DNA databases.

"Just because they're buried," she said, "isn't going to mean they're forgotten."
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ST. MARTIN — Jackson County Coroner Vicki
Broadus is seeking the identity of a female
body discovered Thursday, south of LeMoyne
Boulevard off Ascott Street.
Recovery of the body brings Mississippi’s death
toll from Hurricane Katrina to 219. Katrina
made landfall in St. Martin on
Aug. 29, packing 145-mph winds
and a 25- to 30-foot storm surge.
The unidentified black woman
was about 5 foot 3 inches tall and
weighed approximately 100
pounds. Broadus said the woman was wearing a
black T-shirt with University of Michigan Ann
Arbor emblazoned on front, black capri pants,
size 15, and had pierced ears.
The woman is believed to be the 12th Katrina
victim found in Jackson County.
“We have no idea if she lived
there or came because of rising
water,” Broadus said. “I am sure
she died from head and chest
injuries from immersion in water.”
.
The coroner’s office is also seeking information
on a John Doe.
John Doe, a black male, was found in a marshy area
off Gulf Park Estates.



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Birth: unknown
Death: Aug. 29, 2005



Burial:
Machpelah Cemetery
Pascagoula
Jackson County
Mississippi, USA

Created by: I CARE
Record added: Sep 22, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29997705

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