This is so sad.
The family of a Chicago woman whose body was found after laying unidentified in a pile of other bodies at the Cook County morgue for over a year, has filed a lawsuit:
Carmelita Johnson, an Englewood resident, went missing in January 2010 and was found three months later in the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office — but nobody knew it was her, so it remained there, unidentified for some 14 additional months, the family claims.
Leslie Jackson, Johnson’s daughter, said Friday during a press conference that the medical examiner’s office denied her family closure it desperately needed, NBC Chicago reports.
“We could have had some answers. Now we are just left with a broken heart and unanswered questions,” Jackson said, according to NBC.
The family, ABC Chicago reports, is calling for Cook County Medical Examiner Dr. Nancy Jones to step down from her post as a result of her office’s alleged negligence. They say they want justice to be served for their struggle, as well as the struggles of the families impacted by other allegations of misconduct made against the morgue in recent weeks.
WTF?? How does a morgue lose a body for so long and never even attempt to contact the family?? This is just sad!