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March 2, 1987 | BOB SCHWARTZ, Times Staff Writer
A man, a woman and a small dog were found dead Sunday in a town house in a placid Newport Beach neighborhood, authorities said. The unidentified bodies were discovered Sunday morning by a neighbor who peered in after noticing that a window near the front door was broken, Newport Beach police said. The woman, whom police declined to identify, told authorities she saw the woman's body on the floor, then rushed to call police.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Authorities are working to identify a body that had been run over multiple times overnight on the 110 Freeway in Wilmington. The California Highway Patrol described the body as a 25-year-old white male that was found lying in the fast lane of the southbound 110 Freeway just north of Gaffey Street about 11:55 p.m. Sunday. The body was hit "probably several times," said CHP Officer Ed Jacobs. Two drivers stopped after striking the body, he added. A SigAlert was issued for about four hours early Monday while investigators worked the scene.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2007 | Ari B. Bloomekatz, Times Staff Writer
At least 800 bodies examined by the Los Angeles County coroner since 1968 remain unidentified, according to a federal report released this week. New York, with 3,612 such cases since 1996, led the nation. The Justice Department report was the first of its kind, synthesizing 2004 data from about 2,000 medical examiners' and coroners' offices around the nation.
WORLD
August 23, 2009 | Borzou Daragahi
An Iranian lawmaker vowed today to examine allegations that dozens of unidentified people killed in the recent post-election unrest were secretly buried in the country's largest cemetery last month. The reformist website Norooznews.org on Friday cited an unnamed employee of the capital's Behesht Zahra cemetery as saying that 44 unidentified corpses were buried under heavy security July 12 and 15. Majid Nasirpour, a reformist lawmaker who serves on parliament's Social Affairs Committee, filed a request for an inquiry into the mass burial allegation, the website Parlemannews.
NEWS
June 11, 1986
Two burned bodies were found in the wreckage of a derailed freight train as about 700 people remained out of their homes in San Antonio for a third day for fear that the chemical-laden cars might explode. The unidentified bodies, discovered as crews worked to douse cars still burning from Sunday's derailment, might be those of hobos who were hitching a ride, Union Pacific Railroad spokesman John Bromley said. All crew members have been accounted for.
NEWS
January 20, 1986
Guatemalan authorities recovered the bodies of all 93 people who died in the country's worst air crash. Eight Americans were among the victims. Officials said 33 identified and 42 unidentified bodies were flown to Guatemala City. The remaining 18 bodies were claimed by relatives at Santa Elena airport, near where the Aerovias twin-engine Caravelle crashed while carrying tourists to visit Mayan ruins at Tikal. A U.S.
NEWS
February 25, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Mourners wailed as more than 100 unidentified bodies were buried in a mass funeral in Cairo after Egypt's worst railway disaster. Last Wednesday, 363 people were killed when an overcrowded train en route from Cairo to Luxor burst into flames. Some passengers jumped to their deaths as the burning train cars traveled about four miles before stopping. The government had postponed the service for a day to give relatives more time to try to identify their loved ones.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1992 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two frozen bodies found in the food locker of a popular downtown restaurant on Saturday had apparently been concealed in the freezer for an extended period of time, police said Monday. But, pending a coroner's investigation, police would say little else about the discovery of the two unidentified bodies, found wrapped in cloth at Jack's Placita restaurant. An autopsy is scheduled for today to determine the cause of death and identity of the victims, police said.
WORLD
July 20, 2006 | Borzou Daragahi, Times Staff Writer
Gunmen in the uniforms of Iraq's Shiite-dominated police commandos set up a checkpoint north of the capital and kidnapped 10 employees of the main Sunni religious foundation Wednesday, the latest attack in a growing sectarian war. Iraqi officials said the employees of the Sunni Waqf endowment were in a minibus heading home to the Taji area when they were stopped by men wearing black uniforms and traveling in sport utility vehicles apparently from the Interior Ministry.
NEWS
September 10, 1992 | ASHLEY DUNN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Beneath a rising cloud of dust at the corner of South Vermont Avenue and 58th Place, Elizabeth Blanding watches as a pair of tractors scoop dirt, concrete--and what she believes are the charred remains of her daughter--into a gaping, truck-sized dumpster. On the first night of the riots, Angela Powell went out to loot the furniture and appliance store that once occupied the lot. The building burned to the ground that night; Powell never was seen again.
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April 13, 2008 | Helen O'Neill, Associated Press
Four days a week, Todd Matthews earns $11.50 an hour working for an automotive parts supplier. After work he drives half a mile to his little beige house on a hill, where he spends the next seven hours immersed in a very different world. The faces seem to float from his computer -- morgue photographs, artist sketches, forensic reconstructions -- thousands of dead eyes staring from websites as though crying out for recognition. "John" and "Jane" and "Baby Does" whose bodies have never been identified.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2007 | Ari B. Bloomekatz, Times Staff Writer
At least 800 bodies examined by the Los Angeles County coroner since 1968 remain unidentified, according to a federal report released this week. New York, with 3,612 such cases since 1996, led the nation. The Justice Department report was the first of its kind, synthesizing 2004 data from about 2,000 medical examiners' and coroners' offices around the nation.
WORLD
July 20, 2006 | Borzou Daragahi, Times Staff Writer
Gunmen in the uniforms of Iraq's Shiite-dominated police commandos set up a checkpoint north of the capital and kidnapped 10 employees of the main Sunni religious foundation Wednesday, the latest attack in a growing sectarian war. Iraqi officials said the employees of the Sunni Waqf endowment were in a minibus heading home to the Taji area when they were stopped by men wearing black uniforms and traveling in sport utility vehicles apparently from the Interior Ministry.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 2006 | From a Times Staff Writer
The body of an unidentified man was found Sunday in a parking garage near Chinatown in Los Angeles, authorities said. Passersby saw the body on the top floor of the two-story garage on Alpine Street and called authorities shortly before 2 p.m., said Brian Humphrey, a spokesman for of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Upon inspecting the man's body, firefighters found signs that his death might be related to a fire, Humphrey said. No further details were available.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 19, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
The body of a man at least 45 years old was found near the water's edge on a Santa Monica beach early Monday, and authorities are seeking the public's help in identifying him. The man was Latino, about 5-feet-7 and 180 pounds, said Lt. Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County coroner's office. He had short, graying hair and a short mustache and was wearing a white T-shirt, dark blue shorts and white socks. No shoes were found.
NEWS
February 25, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Mourners wailed as more than 100 unidentified bodies were buried in a mass funeral in Cairo after Egypt's worst railway disaster. Last Wednesday, 363 people were killed when an overcrowded train en route from Cairo to Luxor burst into flames. Some passengers jumped to their deaths as the burning train cars traveled about four miles before stopping. The government had postponed the service for a day to give relatives more time to try to identify their loved ones.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1989
The coroner's office Monday asked for the public's help to identify the body of a woman who was struck and killed while trying to run across the Costa Mesa Freeway last weekend. The woman was struck by more than one vehicle when she attempted to cross the southbound lanes north of McFadden Avenue in Tustin about 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Deputy Maureen Albrecht said. Albrecht said the woman was 40 to 45 years old, 5 feet, 2 inches tall and 122 pounds.
NEWS
January 7, 1987
A jogger in Arroyo Seco Park discovered the bodies of a man and a woman in a car parked with its engine running adjacent to the Pasadena Freeway, police said. The couple apparently died accidentally when carbon monoxide from a faulty exhaust system leaked into the car while it was parked with its engine running to keep the heater going, investigators said. "Neither of them had injuries, and there was no indication they were murdered," Los Angeles Police Sgt. Robert Suter said.
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