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6 Investigates: Undignified

Posted at 6:31 PM, Feb 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-30 13:15:15-04

A Brownsville funeral home buried a man without his organs and offered the decedent’s family two choices: disinterment or cremation, according to a lawsuit on file in Cameron County.

Mary Ruiz tells 6 Investigates her brother, Ernesto Eguia, died in June, 2015 of heat stroke. His body was autopsied by the Harris County Medical Examiner and then, transported to a Brownsville funeral home for burial.

And that is where, she says, the nightmare began.

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