Coroner asks public for help with unclaimed remains

Kitsap County Coroner Jeff Wallis announced his office is in possession of the unclaimed remains of 10 individuals considered indigent or abandoned.

The coroner’s office is hoping to place the remains of these folks with family and friends so they can be given the dignity and respect they deserve, Wallis said in a press release.

If you are a friend or family member of the following individuals, or know someone who is, please reach out to the Kitsap County Coroner’s Office at 360-337-7077: Doni Dalane Ricciardi (born Dec. 13, 1951); Steven Leroy Sifton (born Jan. 21, 1944); Kathy Marie O’Neil (born March 15, 1976); Michael; George Zynda (born April 9, 1954); James Zeph English (born Oct. 16, 1964); Baby Boy Bourgeois (born Aug. 12, 2019); Donnie L. LeBlanc (born May 16, 1962); John Stephen Kuenzli (born Dec. 3, 1952); William Mahon (born Oct. 11, 1947); Billy Rae Cook, Jr. (born May 12, 1970).

Any remains that go unclaimed before the end of business on July 3 will be interred at Silverdale Pioneer Cemetery. A public ceremony is tentatively scheduled for July 10 at 10 a.m.