Inglewood mortuary mixes up bodies; wrong woman buried
Family to hold a second funeral
South Los Angeles resident Evans Davidson has to make arrangements to bury his wife for a second time after the Simpson Family Mortuary in Inglewood inadvertently switched her body with someone else’s.
Davidson says he repeatedly told officials that the woman in the casket didn’t look like his wife, Darlene Davidson, but they claimed it was a result of embalming.
A few days after the funeral, Davidson got a call from the mortuary asking him to come identify a body.
This time, it was his wife. Officials say the news was brought to their attention when a second family reported they had been presented with the wrong body.
The mortuary had buried the wrong woman at his wife’s gravesite complete with his wife’s wig and the dress she wore to her granddaughter’s wedding.
The Simpson Family Mortuary has agreed to cover all costs associated with the second burial at Roosevelt Memorial Park in Gardena, which will be part of a small, private ceremony this week.
Davidson has hired an attorney, and the California Cemetery and Funeral Bureau has launched an investigation into the mix-up.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. — A man was found shot to death today in a vehicle in Inglewood, the apparent victim of homicide, authorities said.
The 35 year old man was pronounced dead at about 12:30 a.m. in the 600 block of West Hardin Drive, according to Coroner’s Chief Craig Harvey.
Authorities withheld the name of the dead man, pending notification ofhis relatives. The circumstances of the shooting were under investigation.
INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Authorities today identified a man who was fatally shot by Inglewood police after he allegedly smashed the windows of eight squad cars with a sword in a police station parking lot.
The shooting occurred Saturday night, after the man damaged the vehicles using a sword that was thicker and heavier than a machete, police said. The dead man was identified as Charles Curl, 46, of Los Angeles, coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter said.
The Crenshaw Subway Coalition is gearing up for a possible showdown over additional funding for the Crenshaw-to-LAX light rail line, including a Leimert Park Village Station, but may have to await a May 23 decision by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board on just how bruising—or necessary—a showdown will be.
Candidates running for Inglewood City Council seats bring a diverse collection of experiences to the contest to win a seat to govern in the “City of Champions.” On April 2, at the end of the day, they hope to be the ones left standing so they can deliver a pot of gold to residents in the form of paved streets, quieter airplanes, sewers free of tree branches, and a return to yesterday.
District 1 candidates George Dotson, LeRoy N. Fisher, Felicia Ford and Daniel Tabor, are running against incumbent Mike Stevens.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A proposal to name the intersection of Jefferson and Crenshaw boulevards in Jefferson Park for Bishop Charles E. Blake, the pastor of the West Angeles Church of God in Christ, is expected to be approved today.
The more than 24,000-member church is adjacent to the intersection.
Blake has also been presiding bishop of the General Assembly of the 6.5 million-member Church of God in Christ since 2007.