A Rhode Island woman was horrified to discover the wrong body inside a coffin that should have held her mother's remains. Her mother had passed away while visiting the island of St. Maarten in the Caribbean.
Friends and family of a murdered teen paid their final respects to the young man by hoisting his casket on to their shoulders and carrying him into a soccer match at the General Santander Stadium in Cucuta, Colombia.
San Paulo -
An investigation is underway into the "death" of an 88-year-old Brazilian woman who was declared dead after hospital officials said she had no vital signs but then re-awakened a few hours later when funeral preparations were underway.
Saint Louis -
A St. Louis chapter of the Tea Party movement held a protest which included a prop coffin. The Protest was a mock funeral given for all who will be killed by the health care bill, followed by a prayer vigil.
Upon lifting the lid of the coffin containing the body of his son, who had been declared dead a short time after birth, a man in Paraguay discovered that the infant he and his wife thought they had lost was alive after all.
South Carolina authorities conducted an investigation to see whether a funeral home severed the legs of a 6-foot-7-inch preacher in order to fit his body in a coffin. They found the severed parts inside the coffin.
All those sombre Dutch funerals may never be the same again. At the "I R.I.P" Amsterdam exhibition launched on 30 January, visitors can manufacture - and testride -- their own environmentally-friendly 'corpse box' which costs 24 Euros.
Mitev Jordanov was working miles from home when he hurt his back. The Romanian builder was told by the doctors he could only return home laying flat on his back. No big deal, right? Wrong. He had to return home lying in a coffin.
A convicted murderer, Richard Liggett was asked to make two simple plywood coffins. They were crafted with meticulous care by Liggett. These two coffins were to be made for Billy and Ruth Graham. Ruth died on June 14.