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WA family wants answers after wrong body ends up in casket

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CHEHALIS, WA (AP) -

The family of Jerry Moon wants to know how the wrong body ended up in his casket at his funeral service in Chehalis.

The Chronicle reports the family was horrified Monday when they looked in the casket and saw the body of another man.

The family has hired a lawyer and asked the state Department of Licensing to investigate.

The 72-year-old Castle Rock man died Oct. 13 at a Longview hospice. A Kelso funeral home picked up the body and a Chehalis mortuary handled the funeral.

Moon's son, Brian Moon, says he was told his father's body was cremated. He says his father feared cremation and wanted to be buried alongside family members.

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