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Taylor U. crash mix-up:

  1. 'Let's go home,' Whitney Cerak says | Cerak's family reported the news late Thursday, when they took over a blog that had been set up by the family of Laura VanRyn (The Indianapolis Star)

  2. Survivor's ID was questioned weeks ago | Laura VanRyn's roommate alerted Taylor University officials about her concerns May 18; the school says it didn't tell others to protect families (The Indianapolis Star)

  3. Stunned residents ask, 'How?' | Small town of student who died in wreck grapples with mix-up (The Indianapolis Star)

  4. Gaylord: Welcome back, Whitney | People in this Northern Michigan town said there has been just one topic on everyone's lips for the past two days: how the popular young woman they thought they buried in Fairview Cemetery five weeks ago is actually recovering in a Grand Rapids hospital (The Grand Rapids Press)

  5. Laura VanRyn's body to be exhumed | The Northwest Michigan Community Health Agency issued today a permit to disinter the body of Laura VanRyn, who is buried in a plot in Fairview Cemetery in Gaylord once believed to contain the remains of Whitney Cerak (The Indianapolis Star)

  6. Coroner in mistaken ID case to step down | "I'm a career law enforcement officer," Ron Mowery said Thursday. "The decision to leave this position is something I decided before this tragedy, which has taken a huge toll on me." (Detroit Free Press)

  7. Finding purpose in a life thought to be over | Everybody you meet in Gaylord seems to know Whitney, and the vast majority appear to believe her life has been preserved for some inscrutable but divine purpose (Brian Dickerson, Detroit Free Press)

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