Walker County still working to memorialize tragedy at Tri-State Crematory

photo Leatha Shropshire stands near balloons memorializing her mother, Helen McKin, whose body was discovered among hundreds of others on the grounds of the Tri-State Crematory in 2002.

Questions linger about why 10 years have passed without a promised memorial being erected to honor the hundreds of people whose bodies were discarded and left to rot at Tri-State Crematory in Noble, Ga.

"A lot of people that worked the tragedy, they want to forget it because they feel like it was a black mark on their county," said Leatha Shropshire, whose mother's body was found lying on the ground in her funeral clothes, her dress hiked up. "[But] I don't feel like our loved ones should be forgotten."