Police to investigate mortuary ‘mix up’


Christopher Alder
Christopher Alder

originally by: Channel 4 News
published: 7th November 2011

Christopher Alder, 37, choked to death while handcuffed and lying on the floor of a police station in Hull, in the early hours of April 1 1998. It now appears a Hull pensioner of Nigerian descent, Grace Kamara, was buried in his place in 2000.

She’s understood to have died from natural causes in 1999 but her burial was delayed and finally scheduled for Friday.

The mix-up was only discovered when her friends and family were recently granted permission to identify the body. But they discovered Mr Alder’s remains were in her place in the mortuary.

Today the two families met each other for the first time, thrown together in the most distressing of circumstances.

“To find ten years later that he’s still in the mortuary, I’m just totally appalled by how he’s been treated and how the families been treated,” Mr Alder’s sister, Janet, told Channel 4 News.

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