Medical Examiner Posting Online Pictures Of Unclaimed Bodies

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CHICAGO, IL (KTVI)– The Chicago area medical examiner’s office is posting photos of the dead on its website in hopes of identifying them.

The medical examiner currently has 32 unidentified bodies waiting for someone to give them a name and a proper burial.

The key to that closure is now available on the medical examiner’s website.  It contains information about when the bodies were found and where, along with as much identifying information as possible, including in some cases a photo of the victim’s face.

The images are graphic, so the website has a warning page that pops up before the photos.

The images are also linked to “NAMUS”, a National Unidentified Persons Database, and that connection recently resulted in a Michigan family identifying their missing daughter.