Officials say three of the 44 bodies recovered on Abaco are from The Mudd

As of Thursday, 39 of the 44 bodies found on Abaco in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian had been examined, but only three of them are from The Mudd, according to information from the Ministry of Health.

Dorian tore through the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama earlier this month, leaving thousands homeless and at least 53 people dead.

Of the 39 bodies that were examined, two were children – one girl and one boy. Twenty-nine of the bodies were male, and nine were female. There was also one body part that was recovered and identified as likely to be of a male.

Three of the people died after being moved to Nassau.

Four people died in Marsh Harbour, and four in Murphy Town. Three died in The Mudd shantytown, and three in a Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Two died on Bay Street, one in Central Pine, one in Red Bay, one on Don McKay Boulevard and one in Treasure Cay.

Sixteen of the bodies recovered died in unknown locations.

The Nassau Guardian has spoken to several Dorian survivors who expressed fears that the bodies of their loved ones may never be recovered.

Minister of Health Dr. Duane Sands has assured, however, that the government is working to help those families find closure.

He said once the government is able to identify remains, they will be handed over to relatives so that they can bury or cremate them.

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Rachel Knowles

Rachel joined The Nassau Guardian in January 2019. Rachel covers national issues. Education: University of Virginia in Charlottesville, BA in Foreign Affairs and Spanish

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