Bodies Clog Ohio Morgue, Create Need For “Death Trailer”

Bodies Clog Ohio Morgue, Create Need For “Death Trailer”

A growing epidemic of drug overdoses in Ohio has created the need to a special “death trailer” to handle the overflow of dead bodies in a county morgue.

In Stark County, the morgue at the county jail complex in Canton can handle a dozen bodies at a time.

Help has come in the form of a 20-foot long air-conditioned trailer that can hold 18 bodies. The so-called “death trailer” is on loan from the Ohio State Department of Health. It was designed to handle disaster response situations, such as mass casualties from a catastrophe like an airplane crash.

To find out just how severe the opioid addition problem has become in Ohio and neighboring states, read more on the next page.

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