Mortuary managers face prosecution after they gave custody death family the wrong body


Christopher Alderoriginally 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.

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