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"Someone hasn't done their job," she told news channel I-Tele. "I demand explanations," Vermeersch said, adding it was unbelievable in a time of modern technology that nobody had attempted to contact the family.
Citing the funeral parlor that buried the man, the newspaper said it was not uncommon for families not to be informed if there is no immediate contact address.
French law stipulates that a burial must take place within six days of a death.
Originally posted by Blanca Rose
reply to post by sweetliberty
The article said they had a "row," before she called him about her brothers death. Perhaps he killed himself and left instructions not to contact her?
Who knows, really, as the circumstances surrounding the death of the son are missing.
Josiane Vermeersch said she had tried to contact her son a few days before to invite him to his uncle's funeral, to no avail, and had thought he was ignoring her after a row.
The local council confirmed the father of one, Olivier, had died on July 5 from natural causes.
Originally posted by The Endtime Warrior
I guess in this day and age, there is no excuse for this. Maybe there is more to this story, I'm not sure. Seems like someone could've gone the extra mile, but sometimes even something as sensitive as death could've had gotten lost through shifting paper. A declaration of death is really just forms right? well by that logic its just another piece of paper. too sad