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During 2007, the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences reported 16.318 cases of homicide in Colombia. Up to november, 2008, there where 11.214 more cases. Many of these bodies are never identified and the government finds itself with the trouble of disposing of these corpses.
This is an essay made for SoHo magazine about what happens with unidentified / unclaimed bodies in Bogotá.
Special thanks to the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences for their help and permissions issued for this essay.
The article may be read here (spanish version only):