November 30 1942 / An elderly woman sought news of her son from Sergeant Joseph E. Green of the Boston Police Department outside the Northern Mortuary on North Grove Street. Extra details of 200 police were assigned for 24-hour duty handling crowds at the Northern and Southern Mortuaries. Only those people who could claim a relative missing and knew of some ring or trinket or bit of clothing which might serve as identification were allowed in the morgues.