Body exhumed at Woodlawn Cemetery after headstone mix up

Updated: Jun. 4, 2021 at 7:30 PM EDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - When a family went to Toledo’s Woodlawn Cemetery to visit a loved one’s grave and they couldn’t find the headstone. They wanted to know exactly where their loved one was buried.

The family worked with the cemetery and they exhumed the body of their loved one. The family cried and hugged as cemetery workers pulled the casket from the ground.

Woodlawn Cemetery staff explained that when that headstone was delivered, the office was not notified. According to the associate director they do not know what vendor delivered the headstone. The family did not have to view the body.

“I actually picked it up, the casket. So I know that’s her,” said Joann Turk.

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