Over a thousand people were laid to rest in one plot at the Los Angeles County Cemetery in Boyle Heights on Wednesday. The County has been holding mass burials for unclaimed bodies since the late 1800s, the Los Angeles Times reports. The 1,379 people were marked with a single head stone that reads “2012,” the year they were cremated.

Faith leaders prayed in different languages and read from several different religious texts. Mourners chanted “You are not forgotten. You remembered. We hold you in our hearts.”

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Boyle Heights Beat

Boyle Heights Beat is a bilingual community newspaper produced by its youth "por y para la comunidad". The newspaper and its sister website serve an immigrant neighborhood in East Los Angeles of just under...

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