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LA’s TP: 40 Bodies In Convention Center Freezer

From the Times-Picayune:

Thousands of Hurricane Katrina refugees populate the convention center in downtown New Orleans on Sept. 2, 2005. Many people there have had little food or water for the last three days. (UPI Photo)

Bodies found piled in freezer at Convention Center

By Brian Thevenot
Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Arkansas National Guardsman Mikel Brooks stepped through the food service entrance of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Monday, flipped on the light at the end of his machine gun, and started pointing out bodies.

"Don’t step in that blood – it’s contaminated," he said. "That one with his arm sticking up in the air, he’s an old man."

Then he shined the light on the smaller human figure under the white sheet next to the elderly man.

"That’s a kid," he said. "There’s another one in the freezer, a 7-year-old with her throat cut."

He moved on, walking quickly through the darkness, pulling his camouflage shirt to his face to screen out the overwhelming odor.

"There’s an old woman," he said, pointing to a wheelchair covered by a sheet. "I escorted her in myself. And that old man got bludgeoned to death," he said of the body lying on the floor next to the wheelchair.

Brooks and several other Guardsmen said they had seen between 30 and 40 more bodies in the Convention Center’s freezer. "It’s not on, but at least you can shut the door," said fellow Guardsman Phillip Thompson.

This gets more and more bizarre with each passing day.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, September 6th, 2005. Comments are currently closed.

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