In ceremony, King County buries remains of those with no family or money

Billie Jo McDonald of the Seattle Indian Center puts burning sage near the headstone that reads “Gone but not forgotten, these people of King County,” for 182 people honored at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Renton on Wednesday. McDonald was one of the faith leaders invited to read the names and a blessing at the ceremony, organized by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office for indidgent residents who lacked family or funds for burial. (Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times)

Wednesday’s ceremony was held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Renton. Investigators believe 18 of the people were homeless.  VIEW

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