New Orleans’ Forgotten Dead

From Holden:


More than a month after the official search for victims of Hurricane Katrina ended, the death toll in Louisiana has jumped by 104 as returning families in the New Orleans area continue to find bodies.

Many of the newly discovered victims are elderly people who sought refuge in attics and upper floors from the rising waters throughout New Orleans’ devastated 9th Ward, said Frank Minyard, the coroner in greater New Orleans.

“Some people are just now getting back to their homes and to the homes of their relatives,” Minyard said. “The bodies are still coming in.”