County to bury 1,464 remains in mass grave Wednesday

The county's "crematorium cemetary" in Boyle Heights. LA Observed.

It's time again for the annual ritual in Los Angeles County — the mass burial of unclaimed or indigent individuals left at the coroner's morgue. Wednesday's service is at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend. "These are individuals that, for one reason or another, have no one but the County to provide them with a respectful and dignified burial," Board of Supervisors chairman Don Knabe said Tuesday. "Some are homeless. Many are poor. Some have no families to grieve for them. Regardless of what their status in life was, each one of them mattered. We take the opportunity tomorrow to honor their lives." This seems to be something that Knabe feels strongly about.

The county cemetery is 3301 East 1st Street, at the southeast end of Evergreen Memorial Park.

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