originally by: Mail Online
published: 1 May 2013
Three mortuary managers could face prosecution after missing 10 chances to realise they had given the family of a paratrooper who died in custody the wrong body for burial.
Christopher Alder’s relatives unwittingly buried the body of a 77-year-old woman in 2000 but 11 years later it was realised there had been a mistake.
The error was only discovered when the Nigerian family of Grace Kamara arrived to prepare her body for burial in November 2011.
Mr Alder, a 37-year-old Falklands war veteran, had died on the floor of a police station in the city in April 1998, with his arms handcuffed behind his back and his trousers around his ankles.