Toronto, Canada, May 30, 2004 / 22:00 pm
An aboriginal woman is considering legal action after she received the remains of her miscarried baby in the mail, reported the National Post.
Corrine Jeremiah miscarried shortly before her due date, March 30, at Thunder Bay Regional Hospital. She requested that the fetus be returned to her community at North Caribou Lake First Nation for burial.
However, her baby’s body was sent through the mail, more than five weeks after the miscarriage. The body was in the post office for six days before its contents were discovered in an advanced state of decay, reported the Post.
The young mother was reportedly “hysterical” when she discovered the box.