dead bodies

everest

Everest Is Melting, Revealing Tons of Garbage and Human Bodies

Due to decades of commercial mountaineering and climate change, the worlds tallest mountain is becoming “the world’s highest garbage dump.”
Omkar Khandekar
9.16.19
Photos

Canada's Notorious 'Witch House' Is Full of Dead Bodies

They're mostly taxidermied animals, but there's also a human skeleton named Cecilia.
Sarah Berman
10.24.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The MTA Allegedly Stashes Dead Bodies in Employee Break Rooms

According to a New York City subway workers union.
River Donaghey
8.14.17
death

One Man's Obsessive Quest to Identify a 96-Year-Old Dead Body

J. Todd Matthews helped pioneer dead body identification in America. And 30 years after learning about "Some Mother's Boy," he's nearly confirmed who it is.
Ben Feldheim
5.29.17
crime

Do You Have to Tell the Cops if You Find a Dead Body?

It depends on where you live.
Marina Riker
3.8.17
Stuff

We Asked an Undertaker Why He Keeps Strangers’ Unclaimed Ashes for Decades

Lawrence Shrader definitely has more dead people in his basement than you do.
Jesse Donaldson
10.29.16
Stuff

The Retired Cops Who Identify Corpses the Old-Fashioned Way

Former cops Gene Sullivan and James Cardin have never had fancy computers or lab assistants to help with the grim work of identifying bodies.
Ben Feldheim
9.21.16
Stuff

Talking Down Gunmen and Breaking Up Fights: The Life of a Supermarket Security Guard

Finding the lifeless body of a homeless person next to the supermarket is never easy, even the third time it happens.
Pierre, as told to Flamen Keuj
3.15.16
Design

Going Out in Style: Creative Urns and Burial Alternatives

So, how will you spend eternity?
Noémie Jennifer
7.29.15
Stuff

'Practically Everybody Is Capable of Murder': An Interview with a Forensic Pathologist

If you die a violent death, chances are you'll soon be on a cold table in front of someone like Eva Schemer.
Philipp Bürkler
6.4.15
Post Mortem

Necrophilia Is a Tough Crime to Adjudicate

Laws for governing the treatment of dead bodies are murky at best and contradictory at worst, since it's more of an ethical question whether corpses should be treated like people or property.
Simon Davis
4.23.15
Post Mortem

Should Photographing Corpses Be Illegal?

In a world where photos of corpses can circulate around the internet and cause distress to grieving families, does it make sense to formally ban anyone taking pictures of dead bodies?
Simon Davis
2.23.15
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