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A dilapidated trailer sits parked in a trash strewn lot in the Queens borough of New York. Thought to be vacant, the trailer went unsearched after Superstorm Sandy flooded the area in late 2012. More than five months after the storm, the partially skeletonized remains of 62-year-old Keith Lancaster were found inside.

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Body of NYC storm victim lay undetected for months

In the chaotic days after Superstorm Sandy, an army of aid workers streamed onto the flood-ravaged Rockaway Peninsula looking for anyone who needed help. Health workers and National Guard troops went door to door. City inspectors checked thousands of dwellings for damage. Seaside neighborhoods teemed with utility crews, Red Cross trucks and crews clearing debris.

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