Man questions Dayton cemetery’s burial practices

Published: Friday, May 03, 2013 @ 12:40 PM
Updated: Friday, May 03, 2013 @ 5:51 PM

A man is questioning a Dayton cemetery’s practices after he claims that managers couldn’t verify where his mother was buried.

Patrone Cochran, 41, said his family conducted a funeral for his mother, Linda Lewis, last week.

But Cochran was disturbed when his sister drove by the Greencastle Cemetery on Nicholas Road and noticed the casket was sitting in the hot sun for hours.

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When Cochran arrived at the cemetery to demand an explanation, a maintenance man pointed to a grave with fresh dirt on it.

However, Cochran noticed another woman’s headstone was on the grave.

When he asked for clarification, Cochran claimed he was told the other woman’s body had been moved ten years ago but failed to give the family documentation to prove this is true.

NewsCenter7 reached a man at the company who maintains Greencastle Cemetery.

He said he’s not going to hash this out in the press and if the family has a problem with their practices, they can file a complaint with the state.