Consumer Law

Lawsuit Filed Against Funeral Home for Releasing Wrong Ashes

For nearly five months, Georgic Byrd displayed mourned over and spoke to an urn she believed contained the ashes of her infant daughter.

Byrd later learned the ashes in her living room were the cremated remains of another man’s mother. Compounding her shock was the realization that the woman’s son, David Hill, filed a police report alleging Byrd had stolen the ashes.

The pair resolved the misunderstanding shortly after but neither has heard from the funeral home since. Now both Byrd, of Carpentersville, and Hill, of McHenry, are suing Willow Funeral Home. The Algonquin business is accused of mistakenly releasing 72-year-old Laura Lee Hill’s ashes and never returning the cremated remains belonging to Byrd’s 4-month-old daughter.

“I just need justice right now because I still don’t have my daughter and I need her home,” Byrd said.

Read the source article at nwherald.com

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