Family Buries Wrong Man Due to Prison Mix-Up

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  1. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma family that thought they had just buried a son who killed himself in prison received a phone call after returning from the funeral from the supposed dead man who said he was very much alive.

    The relatives of Kevin Wyckoff, an inmate in Oklahoma's Lexington Correctional Facility, were the victims of a case of mistaken identity, prison officials said on Tuesday.

    The family was sent the body of another inmate of similar physical characteristics as their son. The two inmates had recently switched cells, which led to prison officials being confused about their identities, they said.

    The body of the buried prisoner will be exhumed and then a medical examiner will confirm the identity, prison officials said.


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  3. maketoast

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    Oh jeez. Wouldn't that be awful. I hope the family is going to get something in return for all of the trouble and pain that came from this!
     

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