Man sues airline after wife’s body lost10 September 2008
A man is suing American Airlines and a funeral home, saying he tried to send his late wife’s body to their native Ecuador for burial, but her remains got lost.
Miguel Olaya said he hired the DeRiso Funeral Home in New York City to ship his wife’s body to Ecuador in April. But, he said, the coffin wasn’t at the airport when he went to meet it.
His lawyer said American Airlines first claimed it didn’t know where the body was, and then later said it was shipped to Guatemala by mistake.