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DATABASE OF FORGOTTEN SOULS


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by Robert Scott, P.I.

A new free internet lookup could hold the key to many cold case missing person investigations. The New York City Department of Correction has posted a free lookup of those buried at Hart Island -- the city's cemetery for indigent burials.

Also known as Potters Field, the 101 acre island sits in waters off the Bronx in Long Island Sound. Over 850,000 of the city's forgotten dead have been buried there since the Civil War. They include the homeless, the indigent, and the unclaimed. Sadly, stillborn babies from the city's hospitals are also buried there in mass, unmarked graves.

Both the island and the online database are maintained by the New York City Department of Correction. However, it was only through the efforts of interested private citizens that the names of Hart Island's forgotten buried became more widely available. The online database contains names from burials going back to 1980. Many older records were destroyed in a 1977 fire.

The island is open to the public, but rules for visiting are highly restrictive. A good fly over can be done with Google maps in the satellite view.

It should be noted that deaths during this time period may well have NOT been reported to the commonly relied upon Social Security Death Index if no death claim was made by surviving family members. However, the deaths would likely be recorded in the city's Department of Health death records. Fingerprints and photographs of the unidentified may also be on file at the city's Office of Medical Examiner. Investigators conducting cold-case missing person cases where the trail went to New York and ended cold there going back to 1980 would be wise to check this database of forgotten souls.

The lookup can be found in the New York death records section at Black Book Online or directly here.

 

Robert Scott is a Los Angeles-based private investigator and creator of SkipSmasher.com. Reprint permission.


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