It has been six months since a 7-point magnitude earthquake struck Haiti and destroyed the capital city. Associate Director of the Maples Center for Forensic Medicine, Jason Byrd, went to Haiti four days after the earthquake with the Disaster Mortuary Operations Response Team to help recover and identify bodies. Byrd talked with WUFT’s Lisa Stengel.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/1HaitiQA.mp3]
About 150 students, Gainesville residents and community leaders gathered around a prayer mat, listened in silence and held carnations in their hands as a University of Florida student sang. The words were meant to comfort in times of mourning.