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Rose Hills Memorial Park Mortuary Sued For Burying Woman In Someone Else's Clothes & Cemetery

05/17/12 09:49 AM ET AP

Rose Hills Memorial Park Mortuary Sued

LOS ANGELES -- A family is suing a mortuary over a body switch that resulted in a grandmother being buried in another woman's clothes in a California cemetery instead of an above-ground crypt in Nicaragua.

The lawsuit filed Wednesday by the 88-year-old woman's family seeks unspecified damages.

Mercedes Adilia Rodriguez died in 2010. The grandmother of 11 wanted a closed casket funeral and a final resting spot above-ground in Nicaragua rather than the chilly earth of a cemetery.

But Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier told the family they confused her with someone else.

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