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Cemetery Misconduct Affects Over 5,000 Burials

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Resting in peace used to mean in a place relatives could visit. For over 5,000 families in Florida that is impossible.

Family Sues, Says Cemetery Lost Track Of Woman’s Plot

A class action lawsuit was filed Friday on behalf of a South Florida family who said the Graceland Memorial Park South cemetery in Kendall lost their loved one’s burial plot.

The lawsuit alleges that the cemetery did not keep track of where it was burying people. The owner, the Alderwoods Group, admitted to state investigators that they kept selling plots even though they did not keep track of burials.

At least 5,460 bodies are unaccounted for, according to the allegations.