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penniless get no-frills burials - ' ! up Penniless SALT LAKE CITY (AP)...
' ! up Penniless SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -Twenty-seven-year-old -Twenty-seven-year-old -Twenty-seven-year-old -Twenty-seven-year-old -Twenty-seven-year-old -Twenty-seven-year-old -Twenty-seven-year-old -Twenty-seven-year-old transient Ted Curtis Sanders was stabbed to death last September in Pioneer Park, the victim of an apparent robbery. Detectives spent months hunting for bis killer and his family. family. Both searches have failed. Within a week of the slaying, Sanders' body was placed in a cheap pine box and buried in an unmarked grave. There was no service, no flowers, no last respects respects and no tears. Sanders was one of 127 Salt Lake County residents who died penniless penniless last year and received the county's no-frills no-frills no-frills funeral. A few of the deceased poor murder victims victims are buried in a nondescript, nondescript, overgrown cemetery in Taylorsville. "It's kind of a dumpy place, I hate to admit it," said Deputy Salt Lake County Attorney Bud Ellett, whose duties include the disposition disposition of the indigents. "But it's the best we've got." The rest of the indigents are cremated and their ashes left on the rose garden of the Salt Lake City cemetery. The county likes the Taylorsville cemetery because the plots are cheap, but. "It has always been a battle to keep the cemetery in some sort of repair to keep it respectful," Ellett said. "It's also been a source of problems problems because there are some veterans veterans buried there and some people people want the place kept up because of that and we can't do that." Last year, the county paid more than $16,000 to have the indigents processed, said Ellett. Homicide victims always receive receive the more expensive ground burials because they may have to be exhumed for further investigation, investigation, he said. "We try to maintain the body in as original a state as possible just in case more information is needed get no-frill no-frill no-frill burials later with an autopsy," he said. Four of the indigents buried in 1990 were murder victims and buried buried at a cost of $648 each. The others were cremated for $114 each. If no one claims the ashes within 30 days, they are sprinkled in the rose garden, said Ellett. "It's a hell of a way to go, I know," he said. "But what more can we do for them?" The burials are very routine. A county worker digs a hole, the body and casket are placed inside and covered and the person's TT n i tin WillOlDilirKii saf pi Served with Fisheries 9 S7v 1 . -T" -T" -' -' -' -' --r --r --r Shrimp, stuffed crab, fish fillet and clams. Served with rice or potato. Starting At '24-Pieee '24-Pieee '24-Pieee Shrimp Dinner (HOT Shrimp Combo Spectrum Friday.FbfuarY22.1991-3B Friday.FbfuarY22.1991-3B Friday.FbfuarY22.1991-3B mm in rnriipd in on A TTIZX) of the cemetery. There is no marker and no service. By state law, the county attorney attorney s office is required to arrange and pay for burial for all the county's deceased poor. , iL "We do all we can to find the relatives of the person to let them know the person is dead, and to find out what they want to do with the body," Ellett said. The county looks at Social Security records, veterans records and anywhere people are listed. fh TT Wmm ii 4 CFriedClam Dinner Tender clams fried golden brown. rice or potato. Flatter I Lightly breaded fried shrimp. Served with nee or potato. I

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  1. The Daily Spectrum,
  2. 22 Feb 1991, Fri,
  3. Page 11

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