Group plans to bury Wayne County unclaimed bodies

The Jewish Fund and some area funeral homes have joined up to provide burials for 200 bodies that have gone unclaimed at the Wayne County medical examiner's office.

WJBK-TV reports the group will ensure the bodies are buried in individual graves at local cemeteries. The funeral homes are donating time, services and land at no cost.

The coalition also plans to host an interfaith memorial service that will be open to the public.

According to WDIV-TV, caskets are being purchased with the help of a $60,000 donation from the Jewish Fund.

A room at the morgue is filled with the bodies. No one has claimed them, and the county can't afford to bury them.

The bodies are expected to be buried over the next month or two.