You can only imagine the horror a grieving family from New Mexico experienced when they opened a container holding their deceased loved one’s belongings only to find that it had even more “personal” memorabilia — her brain.
The relative in question was a woman killed in a car accident in Utah in 2009. SereniCare prepared the woman’s body and personal effects and shipped them to New Mexico. The family picked up the bag of personal effects from DeVargas Funeral Home in New Mexico. The unnamed family said they noticed a foul odor coming from the container, opened it up ad found a plastic bag labeled “brain”.
The family wishes to sue the funeral home, however the New Mexico Court of Appeals has ruled this out as not possible.