January 4th, 2011


DC General Human Remains

I figured someone would post this, but obviously no one has.  Basically, an urbexer hitting the old DC General found some human remains out there.  I was going to hit that location in the near future, but now will have to wait a bit for the heat to die down.  Just a reminder to be aware of the various things we might encounter out there.  The explorer did the right thing and call the Washington Post, which then informed the Metropolitan Police Department, who not only didn't charge him, but thanked him for his help.  The article is worth a read.

WASHINGTON - D.C. Police made a stunning discovery near the old D.C. General Hospital facility that closed in 2001. According to investigators, an unnamed photographer found the remains of a fetus while taking pictures in the area a few weeks ago.

As a hobby, the photographer was part of a group that explores abandoned government and private buildings.

He told investigators he was in a ground floor autopsy office where he found files and documents. He reported finding two containers; one labeled “Babies That Have Been Autopsied” and one with a human baby inside.

The photographer alleges he called Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton's office and talked to an aide who never got back to him.

He later reported this to The Washington Post.

The newspaper called D.C. Council Member Tommy Wells because the hospital is in his district. Wells called D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier and they started a search and found the fetus.

D.C. General Hospital is closed and the property currently houses a homeless shelter and offices that provide services for substance abuse and sexually transmitted diseases.

FOX 5 talked to D.C. Council Member David Catania, who is on the health committee. He says they don't know enough facts to comment on this at this point.

The fetus has been taken to the Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy. It is unclear when the autopsy will be complete.

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Salton Sea Renovations (prequel)

Hi all! I went to Salton Sea this weekend and you would not believe what they've done to it. I want to do a full on before/after post, but I don't have sufficient 'before' pictures to do it. If any of you have taken pictures of the North Shore Yacht Club (plus hotel, etc) in ruin, please post or link to them and I'll make one big post (with credits to photographers). JJ, I'm looking at you.

If someone has already posted the renovations, please let me know and I won't bother. Thanks!