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Cremated relative given to wrong household, who spread the ashes


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A New Mexico household given the wrong individual’s cremated stays by a funeral house realized the morbid mix-up too late — after their liked one’s ashes had been already largely gone.

Carmen Torres’ grieving kin found they’d another person’s ashes when an ID coin didn’t match, the 74-year-old lady’s daughter-in-law told KRQE-TV.

But by then, the household who had mistakenly been given Torres’ stays had already spread most of her ashes, Amy Salazar instructed the station.

The different household returned what was left, she added.

“It had weeds, a bug, dirt — and so we don’t know how much of it is my mother-in-law,” Salazar instructed the outlet.

The reported mix-up occurred when preparations for Torres, who died final month, had been dealt with by a mortuary in Las Vegas, New Mexico, that didn’t do its personal cremations, in accordance to KRQE. The cremation was reportedly farmed out to a second funeral house in Santa Fe.

“We can’t be at peace because my mother-in-law’s not at peace,” Salazar mentioned.

Both funeral houses have apologized to the household and supplied to cowl the price of a gravestone. Neither firm returned calls from KRQE.

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