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Apr 2, 2012 8:37 AM by AP

93 unclaimed bodies get funerals

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Some have gone unclaimed by family members for more than 20 years. There's at least one John Doe.

In all, the remains of 93 people have gone unclaimed in Lafayette Parish in the past 20 years.

The Advocate reports those people will receive a funeral at 10 a.m. April 28 at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.

Kim Boudreaux, executive director of Lafayette Catholic Service Centers, organized the service in partnership with the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. The effort has also been supported by the Parish Coroner's Office and Martin & Castille Funeral Home.

Bishop Michael Jarrell will conduct the service, and a wake and rosary led by the Missionaries of Charity will begin at 9 a.m.

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