Maryland family buys prop casket, finds Edith Crews’ ashes

Maryland family buys prop casket, finds Edith Crews’ ashes

A Maryland household was shocked after discovering a casket they bought as a prop for a Halloween get together was holding a lifeless girl’s ashes and different belongings.

The Wozniaks ordered the tin show casket on Fb Market and once they opened it up they discovered private objects belonging to a lady who was cremated after dying of COVID-19 in January.

A photograph of Edith Crews, her dying certificates, a hospital bracelet she wore on her remaining days and an envelope containing what the Wozniaks believed to be the 74-year-old’s ashes had been taped onto the cardboard backside of the casket, Brooke Wozniak mentioned in a viral TikTok video.

Wozniak posted the video in hopes of discovering Crews’ household in order that she might return her belongings to them.

“Everybody was in shock. And we didn’t actually know really feel about it,” Wozniak instructed Fox 5 Washington DC. “My first response was, we’ve received to search out the household. We gotta discover whoever the following of kin is or whoever is aware of her.”

The TikTok video finally reached a grandchild of Crews who handed it alongside to their mom Sabrina Jones.

Jones instructed the native outlet that her mom was a 74-year-old neighborhood pastor who died alone since members of the family couldn’t be together with her whereas she was affected by COVID-19.

Edith Crews died from COVID-19.brookewozniak463/TikTok

“I’m the one who took her to George Washington College [Hospital] and left her there,” Jones mentioned in a heartbreaking interview with the station.

She mentioned she was grateful that the Wozniaks held onto her mom’s objects and returned them to her.

“I thank God for that,” she mentioned.

An envelope believed to comprise Edith Crews’ ashes was taped onto the underside of the casket.brookewozniak463/TikTok

Nevertheless, she mentioned she nonetheless grieves for her mother.

“[But] it doesn’t ease the ache of her being gone, you understand?” Jones mentioned. “She was my finest buddy. I liked my mother dearly.”

She mentioned they’d rented the show casket by means of Freeman Funeral Providers in Clinton, Maryland for her mom’s service and had her cremated after.

It’s unclear how the casket ended up on Fb Market.

The funeral companies firm despatched a number of caskets to a scrap steel enterprise for destruction, Fox 5 reported.

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