Sisters find strange woman in mother's coffin
A North Carolina funeral home said it has reached out to apologize after two sisters who went to view their mother's body instead found another woman wearing her clothes inside the casket.
A grieving family in disbelief. After a funeral home mix up left a stranger in their mother's casket. We just couldn't understand how this could happen. Sisters Jennifer, Taylor and Jeanette Archer tell 10 on your side. They felt something was off the moment they peered into the casket. There's no similarity in the person, their size is way off when they first person had the clothing on, She was swimming in the clothes because she was so small compared to my mother. The pair immediately addressed the issue with staff at Hunter's funeral home, who they say at first denied the woman was someone else until they went back into the embalming room and saw the real mary archer. This to play out like that. It's just embarrassing. The switch was made and the service began, but the sisters tell us they feel like the mix up was never properly resolved or an apology issued. No one addressed it immediately. It would be in a different situation if they had just come up front and addressed it immediately, you know, to show that you know, they did. Yes, they made an error. We spoke with the lead in bomber at Hunter's funeral home in a husky who confirms the mix up happened on september 7th. He says it was an honest mistake and apologizes to the family. He tells us this has never happened in more than 40 years of embalming. He also says he's tried contacting Jennifer and Jeanetta to explain. Both of whom say they never got that call and just want their questions answered. What do you do to prevent something like that from happening? Don't they have a method of identifying the deceased? Don't they have a chart per person and treat them like a customer or, you know, a patient or whatever you want to refer them to that, you know, so that you don't have them mixed up?