Fairfax funeral home puts wrong body in casket

Posted at 12:10 AM, Dec 03, 2013

FAIRFAX, Va. (WTVR) -- A Fairfax family dealing with loss will have an extended time until they can lay their loved one to rest because the funeral home put the wrong body in the family's casket.

Jim McClean said not only did the funeral home put the wrong body in his father's casket, but they also put his dad's military uniform on another man's body.

McClean said the funeral director refused to acknowledge the mix up at first. 15 minutes later, someone from the funeral home came to look at the toe tag identifying the body.

"I just wanted them exposed because this just isn't right," McClean said. "This should have never never happened."

McClean also said that the funeral home told the family that his father's actual body had already been buried in Winchester. Now, McClean and his family have to wait on a judge to order the remains to be exhumed before they can lay the body to rest.