Son Finds A Stranger With Father's Name Buried Next To His Mother. Who Is That Man?
June 4, 2018 15:32 By Fabiosa
When people whom we loved pass away, the cemetery becomes the place where we come to pay respect to them and say how much we miss them.
When R.C. Smith visited his mother's gravesite at Union Cemetery on Milwaukee's north side this week, he didn't expect to see a fresh mound on the adjacent plot that's been reserved for his 90-year-father who he knew was very much alive. pic.twitter.com/IOgA1WNgLv— WISN 12 NEWS (@WISN12News) 31 мая 2018 г.
One day, R.C. Smith came to his mother's gravesite at a Milwaukee cemetery and realized there was a fresh mound of dirt covering the adjacent plot. But it was reserved for his father, who was still alive.
Buried in the plot is indeed Otha L. Smith, but it's not the Otha L. Smith that was married to Idell Smith. pic.twitter.com/lsnG8nrL3C— WISN 12 NEWS (@WISN12News) 31 мая 2018 г.
It was clear that was somebody’s mistake that shouldn’t have happened.
The question of who was in Otha L. Smith's grave was a brief mystery, and the answer added an entirely new twist to the story. pic.twitter.com/YCN9RA8xpT— WISN 12 NEWS (@WISN12News) 31 мая 2018 г.
After some investigations, the manager of the cemetery confirmed it was indeed a mistake because of two people with the exact same names and middle initials.
"We have two individuals with the same name (and) same middle initial," cemetery manager Bill Hoffmann explained. pic.twitter.com/Zhvt6KvhE3— WISN 12 NEWS (@WISN12News) 31 мая 2018 г.
Nevertheless, R.C. Smith is not happy with all this situation. He said:
If I had not come to the cemetery like I do, I would never have been aware of this Mr. Otha is not the Otha that should be here. I'm not pleased with the gentleman laying next to my mom.
This shouldn't happen.— Will Jones (@Corp_Will) 31 мая 2018 г.
So it was the Otha L. Smith? Who knew there was anotha L. Smith?— G (@Leftleg5) 31 мая 2018 г.
Officials are now doing everything to find the family members of the person, buried next to R.C. Smith’s mother.