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Grieving Relatives Find Stranger in Casket

Grieving Relatives Find Stranger in Casket
Posted October 23rd, 2013 @ 10:06am by Rob Quinn, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– When Jerry Moon's relatives opened his casket during his funeral for a final look at their loved one, they were horrified to find the corpse of a stranger with a plastic bag over his head. The body of a 97-year-old man who died in hospice care had somehow been mixed up with Moon's body, dressed in Moon's clothes, and placed in the casket, KIRO reports. One of the 72-year-old Washington state man's sons says the funeral home told him his father had been cremated by accident—"and my father was terrified of being cremated." Hospice officials say they believe the mix-up happened after they sent the body to a mortuary.

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