Former Motown Exec Helps Bury Detroit's Dead

In Detroit, the tough economy has prevented some residents the privilege of burying their loved ones. Dead bodies bagged and tagged individually in black plastic bags in the Wayne County medical examiner's refrigerated storage rooms stacked, like shoe boxes is the only image that stays with Shanti Das. One night while working late, Das a former Motown Records executive, remembered she had not read the daily financial news. She clicked on CNN Money and saw the headline, "Detroit: Too Broke To Bury Their Dead," followed with an image of the bodies. "I was thinking there is something really wrong with this picture," says Das. "That's when I immediately wanted to help."



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