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Brother of 2 girls killed in Philadelphia MOVE bombing sues city, UPenn

The lawsuit says both the university and the city engaged in tortious interference with a dead body and inflicted emotional distress on Lionell Dotson.

By The Associated Press

Brother: Remains of 2 kids killed in 1985 police bombing of MOVE HQ in Philadelphia returned

A 1986 commission report called the decision to bomb an occupied row house “unconscionable.”

By The Associated Press

MOVE bombing victim remains from Penn have been returned, family says

Sue Africa, who lost her son Tomaso in the 1985 bombing, said the effort to identify the remains almost seem moot. “Those remains, no matter who they are, are going to be taken care of by us,” Sue told WHYY News, “because our belief is life.”

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

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Procedures at Philly Medical Examiner’s Office under scrutiny as city investigates MOVE remains

It’s unclear whether the bones found in the box were actually autopsy specimens or unidentified remains forgotten in a muddled chain of custody.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

How the Philly Medical Examiner’s Office desecrated MOVE victims’ remains for 36 years

Four surviving mothers said they didn’t know the fire left any remains at all, until the recent news broke.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

What you need to know about the desecration of MOVE bombing victims’ remains

Revelations surrounding the remains of MOVE bombing victims spurred the resignation of Philadelphia’s top health official.

By WHYY Staff

Philadelphia health commissioner resigns over mishandling of MOVE bombing remains

In a statement, Mayor Jim Kenney said he learned of a “very disturbing incident” in which Thomas Farley had bombing victims’ remains cremated and disposed of, rather than returning them to the family.

By Emily Rizzo/WHYY

‘We are not subjects of study!’: Protesters march on Penn Museum to decry handling of MOVE remains

Bones thought to have belonged to two girls killed in the 1985 bombing were stored at the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology for decades through a muddled chain of custody.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY