Final resting place for L.A. County's unclaimed dead as presented by: Los Angeles Times

To claim the ashes of an unclaimed person, call the L.A. County Morgue at (323) 409-7161. The ceremony honoring the unclaimed dead will be at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 10 at the Los Angeles County Cemetery, 3301 E. 1st St., Boyle Heights. Albert Gaskin stands over a ledger in which he maintains a list of individuals who've been cremated at the county crematory. The book contains 1,000 pages, many filled with names of people whose ashes remain unclaimed. L.A. County's cemetery and crematory in Boyle Heights receives about six bodies each day. Each body is given a cremation number, then recorded in a handwritten log.

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