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Resource ID: #27135
Subject: Death Investigation
Source: Reveal/Center for Investigative Reporting
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Date: Left for Dead and the interactive database, The Lost & The Found

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Left for Dead is the first national examination of Jane and John Does and the failures of sheriffs and coroners to identify unclaimed and unnamed bodies - a problem the Department of Justice has called “the nation's silent mass disaster.” G.W. Schulz's exhaustive reporting exposed the challenges of identifying them. Those challenges, he found, range from neglect, indifference and a lack of will by local authorities, to three unsuccessful attempts in the U.S. Congress to require police and death investigators to use an existing national registry of missing people. Following his reporting, the bill was reintroduced this year. Reveal obtained federal data that tracks unidentified bodies, which informed our reporting. We also built an online tool for matching missing people with unidentified bodies.

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