Daily Archives: May 6, 2019

DNA reveals long history of African-Americans found in downtown Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) – Streets outside of the Gilliard Center were closed Saturday as Mayor John Tecklenburg, Representative Wendell Gilliard, Gullah Society representatives, and community leaders gathered for a Reinterment Ceremony for the remains of 36 African individuals that were found during construction for the Gilliard Center.

No news is always bad news for families of the missing at Medical Examiner’s annual “Missing Persons Day”

The ME’s office has identified the bodies of nine missing people since launching the program four years ago — along with a single match between a living person and their relatives, according to Gajewksi.

The macabre puzzle of piecing together victims at Sri Lanka morgue

While staff have so far returned 115 victims to their relatives, there are still some 50 bags filled with unidentified remains in the morgue’s refrigerated rooms.

Wrongly convicted, exonerated man visits prison to help inmates

Nine years ago Sunday, a Cuyahoga County Common Pleas judge gave Towler his life back. Towler was formally exonerated after serving nearly three decades in prison because of a September 1981 verdict. At the time of his release, only a few people across the country had served more time for a wrongful conviction.