Tuesday, April 4, 2006
When 66-year-old Erwin Jordan died, his body was taken to the Notier-VerLee-Langeland Funeral Home in Holland (left) while the family was deciding on burial or cremation. As was its winter custom, the funeral home stored the body in a box in its unheated garage. When the company's trash hauler arrived, the driver apparently assume the box was trash and took it to the Zeeland Township landfill. A search for the body at the landfill has been unavailing.
The family is also suing the trash hauler, Priority Arrowaste, for negligence. (Photo: NVLL Funeral Home Web Site.)