What Happens To Those Who End Up In Coroner’s Office, But Whose Bodies Aren’t Claimed?
When a person who was homeless dies, it's a long process before they can be settled in their final resting place.
Caring For The Unidentified Dead At The Orange County Coroner's Office
In 2017, at least 195 homeless people -- and probably over 200 -- died in Orange County. While most were claimed by their families, at least 17 were not. These are the people who the county classifies as "indigent," meaning their families could not afford or refused to claim their bodies. (Wiley, 6/5)
In other news from across the state —
Los Angeles Times:
Federal Judge Tours O.C. Armory As He Works Toward Homeless Solution
U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter gathered local officials and law enforcement early Tuesday at the Santa Ana Armory to observe what homeless people do when they leave that seasonal shelter. The tour’s aim was to gauge the adequacy of the armory, which, along with another armory in Fullerton, is serving a more prominent role in the county’s homelessness efforts after two prominent encampments in the Santa Ana riverbed and Civic Center were removed. (Brazil, 6/5)
The Bakersfield Californian:
Baby Boom: The Nest & Company Offers Tools To Aid New, Expectant Parents
The Nest & Company, led by owner and CEO Jenica Willis, is a one-stop resource center for expectant parents, offering childbirth education, lactation support, CPR and first aid classes and more. While the space has been open for a few months, it's officially celebrating with a grand opening on Saturday. ... The Nest is about a year in the making, with Willis officially starting it last April before finding the physical space for it off Stockdale Highway earlier this year. From the outside, the building looks like any other office, but inside are a few plush couches where parents and parents-to-be can meet for classes or groups. (Ardis, 6/5)