What happens if you die, and no one has enough money for a funeral?


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Entropy
07-08-2008, 12:55 AM
I was just thinking about this a few minutes ago... What would happen if you were to die, and no one in your family could pay for a funeral? Or what if you died and the police or whoever it is that takes care of dead bodies, couldn't find any relatives? What do they do with the body?

Brain245
07-08-2008, 12:55 AM
They just kind of leave it there.

Kurt-Corgan
07-08-2008, 12:56 AM
Cremate it I think, it's the cheapest solution.

AlucardZero
07-08-2008, 12:56 AM
Science? Cremation in a fire place?

Entropy
07-08-2008, 12:56 AM
Yeah, but where's "there"? In the morgue? In the street? In a dumpster?

musicTHEORYnerd
07-08-2008, 12:56 AM
if you died and no one had any money for a funeral i think the town pays for it.....good thing our taxes go towards good stuff right?!?!?!?!
i think they should just like throw the body into a river or something....lol jk

TooFast
07-08-2008, 12:56 AM
Feed the poor.

ExtremeMetalFTW
07-08-2008, 12:56 AM
donate it to science

kd420
07-08-2008, 12:56 AM
I think they just creamate you at the morgue, or thats what I would think. I'm sure it happens alot, homeless people, John Does, etc

24fRETSoFfURY
07-08-2008, 12:56 AM
They feed you to the homeless..

EDIT: Ahh! curse you TooFast. I have been foiled yet again.

RockInPeaceDime
07-08-2008, 12:56 AM
It's fed to the dogs.

keithmoon15
07-08-2008, 12:56 AM
family has to store it in their own freezer until they can pay

Gargantuan
07-08-2008, 12:56 AM
Organ donor?

swordsrkewl
07-08-2008, 12:57 AM
Feed the poor.

That explains the fingers in the gruel.............

Necrolust
07-08-2008, 12:57 AM
Well you'd remain in the state's morgue/mortuary until the hospital or coroner approved of a cremation..

The families are given some time to pick up the body from the morgue, when they don't then they gotta clear the spaces for fresh meat.

Custom-Picks
07-08-2008, 12:57 AM
They give it to cannibals

Brain245
07-08-2008, 12:59 AM
Yeah, but where's "there"? In the morgue? In the street? In a dumpster?

Depends on if you died in a morgue, a street, or a dumpster.

doggy_hat
07-08-2008, 01:04 AM
I think they just throw them in the Ohio River.

Mountaindew91
07-08-2008, 01:05 AM
You get dressed in funny clothes (clown, etc.) until the police lose interest, and then you are at the comedic mercy of the morgue

mohawkkidJohn
07-08-2008, 01:07 AM
life insurance, if you cant cover tha charges most places the standard is cremation. if you are a city or govmint employee you get a state funeral.

HuckIt
07-08-2008, 01:12 AM
I'm guessing if you don't have any relatived left, they'll probably cremate the body. But if the family can't afford a funeral, I dunno maybe the state pays some money, I'm not sure.

dougl126
07-08-2008, 01:21 AM
why do funerals cost so dang much anyways? its ridiculous. all you do is put a body in a hole, i could do that for 40 bucks. enough wood for a casket and some nails, a place to put it...

mohawkkidJohn
07-08-2008, 01:25 AM
i know funerals are crazy expensive they are generally upwards of $6k. it is imo because you have to pay for the land where you are burried

deckerbastard69
07-08-2008, 01:29 AM
they give you to collages and let kids put pencils up their asses

bluesubno6
07-08-2008, 01:34 AM
I know when I die I'm going to donate all of my organs and be buried on some family plot in a crappy casket. It'll save tons of money and maybe my kidneys saved someone's life.

That or I'll donate my body to science. ^_^

mohawkkidJohn
07-08-2008, 01:35 AM
they give you to collages and let kids put pencils up their asses


no that is a choice just as organ donation is and the state cannot make that choice the person who died or the person with power of attourney are the only ones who can make that choice.

fretsonfire74
07-08-2008, 01:35 AM
They feed you to the homeless..

EDIT: Ahh! curse you TooFast. I have been foiled yet again.
This. My uncle works for the Australian department of aging, and he says his new policies are going to be to shoot the old people to solve the problem of the aging population, then feed them to the homeless.

Red33
07-08-2008, 01:38 AM
I get them. You should see my lamp shades.

mohawkkidJohn
07-08-2008, 01:40 AM
This. My uncle works for the Australian department of aging, and he says his new policies are going to be to shoot the old people to solve the problem of the aging population, then feed them to the homeless.


i dont believ that cause that would be a governmint ran genocide agianst the elderly.
i call bullshit

roonman93
07-08-2008, 01:41 AM
they send you to me!

Muzikh
07-08-2008, 01:42 AM
If you don't have enough money, then you simply take out a loan and pay it back over time.

roonman93
07-08-2008, 01:43 AM
they give you to collages and let kids put pencils up their asses


they send you to collages....
they send u to pieces of art consisting of many different picture thingies pasted together...
in a 3rd grade art class....
that's where they send u

musiclover2399
07-08-2008, 01:46 AM
no that is a choice just as organ donation is and the state cannot make that choice the person who died or the person with power of attourney are the only ones who can make that choice.
X2, your body will only be turned into a kadaber or however the hell you spell it or used for medical uses if you agree to donate your body to science.

The city/state morgue holds onto bodies until they're claimed for funerals or cremation. I believe cremation is the automatic if no one "picks you up".

EDIT: Ha, lamp shades. Texas Chainsaw Massacre reference?

Xunluckyx13
07-08-2008, 01:47 AM
i think they just like, stuff ur insides with hay, stick u in a corn field, and use u as a scare crow dont they?? at least, im kinda sure thts what happened to the guy in jeepers creepers..

Xunluckyx13
07-08-2008, 01:48 AM
EDIT: Ha, lamp shades. Texas Chainsaw Massacre reference?

im actually pretty sure tht was a reference to joseph mengele... but i could be wrong.

EDIT: sry bout tht, i guess both were right..

deckerbastard69
07-08-2008, 01:50 AM
they send you to collages....
they send u to pieces of art consisting of many different picture thingies pasted together...
in a 3rd grade art class....
that's where they send u

hmm someone woke up with a long hair up their ass

mohawkkidJohn
07-08-2008, 01:51 AM
to: unlucky
it could be both actually both did the same. i wonder why i know so much about corpses?

deckerbastard69
07-08-2008, 01:54 AM
no that is a choice just as organ donation is and the state cannot make that choice the person who died or the person with power of attourney are the only ones who can make that choice.

ok that sounds right

but thats making me wonder why do you have to pay them 1 dollor to let them take your organs? does it go to some kinda charity

piratemetalhead
07-08-2008, 01:55 AM
They dress 'em up and re-enact the battle of hoth.

StratPat
07-08-2008, 02:02 AM
:haha
You're all terrible :p:

Xunluckyx13
07-08-2008, 02:09 AM
^nope, just creative

KISSguitarist
07-08-2008, 02:31 AM
Yeah, but where's "there"? In the morgue? In the street? In a dumpster?

They cut you up and make stew out of you.

On a more serious note they bury you.

Phillitalian
07-08-2008, 02:33 AM
My cousin told me the Science Department of the University of Ontario would use dead homeless people for dissections and human anatomy lessons.

Not sure of the validity of that, but thats creepy

jimmy_neutron
07-08-2008, 02:46 AM
same as a goldfish




they flush you down the toilet. If you get stuck then call the plumber. Then you are HIS problem

SomeoneYouKnew
07-08-2008, 03:30 AM
I was just thinking about this a few minutes ago... What would happen if you were to die, and no one in your family could pay for a funeral? Or what if you died and the police or whoever it is that takes care of dead bodies, couldn't find any relatives? What do they do with the body?varies according to location. in some places, cremation. in others an unceremonious burial in a "potter's field".

rarely are bodies ever used for science. only those who specify that before their death.

dann_blood
07-08-2008, 03:48 AM
Why do you think there are so many soup kitchens?

I'd say they leave them in a morgue for a while then throw them into a furnace.

fireball85
07-08-2008, 04:14 AM
I dunno if you're in the UK or not, but I was watching a program like this the other day (Heir Hunters i think). One guy died without any none relatives, and despite being a milionaire the government were going to give him a 'Paupers Funeral' (basically a basic, plain coffin, small plot in a cemetary, short ceremony). This is despite the fact that he had many friends and associates.

However, they campaigned to use part of his estate to pay for a proper funeral.

IDon'tLoveYou
07-08-2008, 04:16 AM
I think the town pays for a cremation and then they pay for burial of the ashes (I saw it on an episode of CSI, so that's US, not UK. Not sure waht happens over here.

Hank Scorpio
07-08-2008, 04:28 AM
Haven't you guys seen the Big Lebowski? They cremate you, then your buddies (The Dude and Walter) put you into a Folger's Coffee can.

alaskan_ninja
07-08-2008, 04:44 AM
You get to star in necrophelia porn!

ebbbaaa
07-08-2008, 04:56 AM
If I didn't have any money for a funeral, I'd ask to be catapulted off of a building in a Superman costume.

mohawkkidJohn
07-08-2008, 03:28 PM
If I didn't have any money for a funeral, I'd ask to be catapulted off of a building in a Superman costume.


really? id want a viking funeral.

QuebecMetal
07-08-2008, 03:54 PM
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