As Mary tended to her late husband Henry’s grave, she noticed something strange – a large hole near the headstone. Puzzled, she asked the cemetery custodian about it, but he dismissed her concerns.
Doubts lingered in Mary’s mind. When she noticed the man acting strangely, avoiding questions, her suspicions grew. Against advice, she decided to investigate further, uncovering a troubling scenario.
Armed with a shovel, Mary dug deep. Another cemetery visitor, John, joined to help. Together they removed layers of soil until something hard blocked their path. To their shock, it was a coffin surface – Henry’s coffin, distrubingly close to the surface.
Quickly calling the police, Mary feared the worst – grave robbing. But further examination ruled that out, revealing an even more unsettling truth. Rabid chewing had breached the simple pine box, leaving Henry’s remains exposed through no fault of his own.
Worse, the shoddy burial practices were to blame. The grave had not been sealed properly, inviting intrusion. Mary was stunned, devastated someone else’s negligence disrespected her loved one.
With lawyer Amelia’s help, Mary fought for change. Though an uphill battle against bureaucracy, her persistence led to overdue protections at the cemetery.
Using compensations, Mary laid Henry to rest closer to home, vowing his memory receive due respect. Her discovery, though traumatic, prevented further indignities and improved protocols for all deceased. Mary’s courage ensures Henry and others find lasting peace.