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.