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Grandmother's Brain Sent To Family In Bag

Post  Andrea on Thu Jan 07, 2010 7:10 am

A grieving family in America is suing an undertakers after their grandmother's brain was sent to them in a bag of personal belongings following the woman's death.

The discovery was made after family members noticed a "foul odour" coming from a bag sent to them by the DeVargas Funeral Home and Crematory in Espanola Valley, New Mexico, reported the Albuquerque Journal.

The bag had been left inside a family member's truck overnight and when family members opened it they found personal effects and a bag labelled with her name reading "brain", the lawsuit alleged.

Albuquerque laywer Richard Valle said: "No loved one's brain should ever be part of those belongings."

The brain has since been buried with the woman's body.

Funeral home owner Johnny DeVargas insisted his business was not to blame, pointing the finger at another funeral home in the neighbouring state of Utah.

He told the paper: "All I can say is DeVargas did absolutely nothing wrong and that the family was well cared for.

"The family was very meticulously cared for and they were very pleased with our service."

The woman, who was identified only by her initials in the lawsuit, was killed in a car accident in Utah in September.

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