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Human Error: Local Mortuary Buries the Wrong Woman

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73-year-old Evans Davidson was pretty sure the body of the woman in the casket was not that of his wife of 51 years, Darlene, but Simpson's Mortuary in Inglewood insisted it was--she just looked a little different because she was embalmed.

It was not Darlene Davidson in the casket, and now the mortuary is having to make things right with the grieving family, days after the casket was buried, according to NBC Los Angeles.

An employee called Davidson to admit there had been a "body switch," and that Darlene's remains were still at the mortuary.

Turns out the daughter of the other deceased woman was at the mortuary saying the lady in the casket was not her mother.

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Simpson's "offered to exhume the body [buried in Davidson's casket] and pay all expenses for both families to have proper funeral services."

A rep for the mortuary said these things do not typically happen, adding, "we are human beings and we can make mistakes."