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A woman reported her son missing in 1995, but it took years to learn his fate

LaMont Dottin was a freshman at Queens College when he vanished in 1995. his mother flew to New York to report him missing. Because LaMont was over 18, the NYPD initially refused to take her report.

This story is the sixth in a series called The Unmarked Graveyard: Stories from Hart Island. You can find a longer version of the story, and other stories about Hart Island, on the Radio Diaries Podcast.

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