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January 19, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
The bodies of a family reported missing more than a week ago were found in a car submerged in a creek, authorities said in Sparta. Foul play was not suspected, state trooper Chip Perry said.
September 19, 2000 | Associated Press
Three burning bodies were found by a rancher along a remote gravel road. Investigators said they believe the bodies of two men and a woman, discovered on Sunday, were dumped there and set on fire. They were taken to a medical examiner's office for identification.
May 13, 2012 | By Tracy Wilkinson, Los Angeles Times
MEXICO CITY - Mexican authorities responding to an anonymous tip discovered about 50 mostly mutilated bodies dumped on the side of a highway between Monterrey and the U.S. border, a region where rival gangs are battling for control over a lucrative drug-trafficking corridor. The bodies of at least 43 men and half a dozen women were found Sunday in plastic garbage bags near the town of Cadereyta Jimenez, the location of a large state-run oil refinery, officials in the state prosecutor's office told The Times.
August 24, 2010 | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Mexican marines found the bodies of 72 people at a rural location in northern Mexico after a shootout with suspected drug cartel gunmen that left one marine and three suspects dead. The find appears to be the largest drug-cartel body-dumping ground found in Mexico since President Felipe Calderon launched an offensive against drug trafficking in 2006. The cartels often use vacant lots or mine shafts to dump the bodies of executed rivals or kidnapping victims. The Navy announced the discovery Wednesday but did not give details on the victims' identities, who had killed them or whether the bodies had been buried.
October 17, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Hundreds of black-clad people gathered outside the prosecutors' office in the southern Russian city of Nalchik, demanding the release of the bodies of relatives killed during a raid by alleged Islamic extremists. Russia does not return bodies of people believed to be terrorists to their families. Some in the crowd alleged that their relatives had been unfairly identified as militants.
March 12, 1986 | Associated Press
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Air Force, resolving a dispute over who should have jurisdiction over the remains of Challenger's astronauts, will permit representatives of the Brevard County medical examiner's office to be present when the remains are examined, the office said today. Remains of the seven astronauts killed when Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch Jan.
December 19, 1985
Workers this morning completed the tricky and dangerous job of sifting through wreckage to remove the bodies of three ironworkers who were killed Wednesday when a portion of the building they were working on collapsed in downtown Los Angeles. The dead were identified by the coroner's office as Edward Leon Winchester, 47, of the Los Angeles area; Michael James Golden, 29, of Upland and Patrick Duane Golden, 28, of Ontario. A spokeswoman for Ironworkers Local 433 said the Goldens were brothers.
July 22, 1996 | From Associated Press
With the stench of death sealing their grim swap, Israel returned the bodies of 123 Hezbollah guerrillas and a group of prisoners Sunday in exchange for the corpses of two Israeli soldiers killed in southern Lebanon. The first batch of coffins and the 22 prisoners were brought to this crossing at the edge of an Israeli-occupied border enclave after the remains of two Israeli soldiers captured in a 1986 Hezbollah ambush arrived at Israel's Ben-Gurion airport.
June 4, 2005 | Diane Haithman
Although "Body Worlds" -- an anatomical exhibition of corpses and body parts preserved in lifelike poses through a process called plastination -- drew record crowds during its recent engagement at the California Science Center (and spawned a second exhibition, "Body Worlds 2"), a similar display of preserved bodies in San Francisco has developed a nasty problem: Some of the bodies have begun to leak.
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