Probably not everyone’s definition of what might be included in the “personal effects” of a recently departed loved one. From a brief article in Las Cruces Sun-News:
ALBUQUERQUE – Members of a New Mexico family are suing an Espanola funeral home after their grandmother’s brain was sent home in a bag of personal effects given to them after her death.
The discovery was made the day after interment, when relatives “smelled a foul odor coming from the bag” they received from DeVargas Funeral Home and Crematory of the Espanola Valley, according to a lawsuit filed on behalf of four family members in state District Court in Albuquerque. The Albuquerque Journal reported on the lawsuit in a copyright story published Wednesday.