The common question around these parts is "who's your daddy?" This time, however, it's "where's your daddy?"
Jerry Moon's family received the shock of their lives when they opened their late father's casket to say goodbye and found that his body wasn't in it.
Moon, 72, who had been living in a hospice care facility, passed away around the same time as a 97-year-old man from the same facility.
The bodies were taken to the same funeral home where the 97 year old man was dressed in Moon's clothing and placed into Moon's casket while Moon was cremated, a final wish he didn't make.
Brian Moon says his father was "terrified" of being cremated. "He didn't want any part of it." Moon's daughter Cheryl says it feels like her father "was treated as a number, not a person."
Authorities are investigating two funeral homes who may have been involved in the mix-up. If found responsible, they could face fines or suspensions but at this point it's too early to tell which funeral home cremated the wrong man.
A case of mistaken identity like this one makes the idea of face tattoos seem sensible. Branding a name across one's face might make it just a little harder to get two dead bodies confused, right?