The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #120096 Message #2612890
Posted By: Rabbi-Sol
17-Apr-09 - 12:49 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Seattle's John Ross, Mudcatter, April 2009
Subject: RE: Obit: Seattle's John Ross, Mudcatter, April 09
There is a Jewish organization in Brooklyn, NY that specifically deals with these kind of cases to guarantee a proper Jewish burial.
They are experts in searching for relatives and in the event none can be found they will even pay the full cost of a funeral to prevent the desecration of the corpse. Even though they are located in NY, they deal with cases like this all over the world.
The name of the organization is Misaskim and their phone number is 718-854-4548.
When calling give them:
a) The name of the deceased
b) The exact location of the morgue where the body is being stored.
c) The name and phone number of the police officer in charge of the case.
They will take it from there.