Friday, January 1, 2010

To Live And Die In The "Chocolate City"...

NEW ORLEANS -- Mary Marsh and her family walked through Holt Cemetery, grief and anger visible on their faces.

When they arrived at her sister's grave, they pulled back a piece of metal they placed there Wednesday that covered the hole in the grave that left part of her sister's body exposed.

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Quite a few times over the years we've had to come to Holt Cemetery for a variety of issues, including cases where bones were found on the ground.

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Holt is a city-owned cemetery, and the owner of the funeral home that handled Sherene Marsh's service said burials here are often in shallow graves dug by city workers. He checked the grave, saying the casket was still in place, though the lid had caved in. But he said the grave was exposed because there was not enough dirt on top of it.

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