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CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — Officials say about 25 unclaimed cremains in the Canyon County Coroner's Office will have a new resting place.

The Idaho Press-Tribune reports Coroner Vicki DeGeus-Morris says the cremains will be stored inside crypt space donated by Cloverdale Funeral Home.

Cheryl Godbout, managing partner at Cloverdale Funeral Home, says the crypt will store the cremains at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Caldwell and can hold a couple hundred cremains.

DeGeus-Morris says the agreement was finalized June 6.

The remains have been stored at the coroner's office because family members of the deceased have not come to retrieve them.

DeGeus-Morris says she is hoping to have a ceremony in September to pay respect to the deceased, who "are not forgotten."

More information about the public ceremony will be announced at a later date.

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