Tuesday, February 13, 2007

No One Knows Doug and Sandy

A burial service is planned this spring for four sets of remains dug up in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, ten years ago. Efforts to identify the people—possibly a family, one of them wearing a ring inscribed "GW 1813"—have failed.

Despite the discovery of a key personal effect and exhaustive searches of burial logs and city historical records, no one could ever put a name to the four. The closest the city came to naming the remains was former police Lt. Jim Backes' habit of calling the male and female "Doug and Sandy" after how the bones were retrieved and the type of material in which they were found. [Link]

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