The story and article below are from CBS 2 Los Angeles.
It is sad to think of how many people end up this way.
I wonder how many families have missing loved ones they will never find?


 OS ANGELES (CBS) — The remains of hundreds of Los Angeles County residents whose bodies were never claimed by family or friends were buried in a mass burial Wednesday.

“This holiday season many of us are reminded how fortunate we are to be surrounded by our loved ones,” Supervisor Don Knabe said Tuesday, when he and his colleagues on the Board of Supervisors observed a moment of silence for the people being buried. “Sadly, not everyone shares this blessing.”
He said the 1,639 people designated for the mass interment at the Los Angeles County Crematory and Cemetery “are individuals that, for one reason or another, have no one but the county to provide them with a respectful and dignified burial.”
Knabe described some of the deceased as homeless or poor, many of whom with “no families to grieve for them”.
“Regardless of what their status in life was, each one of their lives matters,” he said. “It matters to us, their county family.”