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The family of a Las Vegas woman killed in a murder-suicide is suing a funeral home for negligence after she was “accidentally” cremated. Loren Chavez, 41, was fatally shot by her husband, who later killed himself in September. The family made arrangements with Davis Funeral Homes & Memorial Park and planned an open casket funeral before burying her in the nearby cemetery.
But when Chavez’s parents brought clothing for her daughter’s body, the funeral home told them she wasn’t in the system. After they left, the funeral home called them and asked them to come back due to an “emergency,” the lawsuit says. When they arrived, they took her parents to a private room and told them that an employee mistakenly cremated her, according to the lawsuit.
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The age of Loren Chavez was 41 year.
Loren Chavez was killed by husband
The family’s attorney, Christian Morris, told Law & Crime that what happened is “inexcusable.” The funeral home has policies that differentiate between bodies that are to be prepared for funeral and burial and those that are supposed to be cremated, the lawsuit says. Multiple employees failed in their duties, according to the lawsuit. “This is something that should never happen, and there are so many checks and balances in place to prevent it from happening,” Morris said. “It is unfathomable that this is just an ‘accident,’ as her parents were told. Bodies deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.”
Chavez’s family suffered “extreme emotional, psychological and mental suffering and distress” and caused her son to seek counseling, according to the lawsuit. Morris said the funeral home violated the family’s trust. “The most appalling part of this is that her son, her sister, her parents, her brother were never able to say goodbye to her and robbed them of hope that they could be together in the afterlife because the funeral home defiled her body and soul. Morris said.
The lawsuit names Davis Funeral Home and Memorial Park, Legacy Funeral Holdings of Nevada LLC. and other connected companies. Mike Wilfong, general manager of Davis Funeral Home and Memorial Park, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that staff members are doing “everything possible” to rectify the situation.
Chavez’s older sister, Delia Salcido, told the Review-Journal that Chavez would “light up a whole room” when she walked in. Finding out about the cremation was like her sister being murdered again, she said. “It’s still a struggle to cope, and we couldn’t have that peace to see her one more time and pray for her and have a place to visit her,” Salcido told the newspaper. The lawsuit seeks more than $15,000, plus attorneys’ fees.Read More……..