published Sunday, August 4th, 2013

After 15-year search, TN mom finds son in pauper's grave

In a graveyard filled with those who died with no money and sometimes no family, he died with even less.

His gravestone simply read, “John (19) Doe.”

He was the 19th unidentified man buried in the Bordeaux Cemetery. He lies in plot #555, a grave overlooking the Whites Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. And around him lie 1,001 others who died penniless and, in some cases, unmourned.

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