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Headstone still not installed properly months after an Indiana family buried loved one

Posted at 9:39 PM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 21:39:27-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Nearly a year ago, Larry Thompson buried his mother at New Crown cemetery on the south side of Indianapolis. But with all the problems his family has had dealing with her headstone, he says neither he nor she, have been able to rest easy.

"It's been a year you know what I mean and still nothing is done," Thompson said. "And the worst part of it is, it doesn't even belong here. Her stone belongs over here."

On Sunday, Thompson and his son went to New Crown Cemetery to visit his deceased mother on her birthday. They found the gravestone located in the wrong place, just her name on the headstone, nothing else engraved on it, and a piece of plywood covering an empty hole while her casket was exposed.

"I'm at the point I don't know what to do. Seriously, I don't know what to do; somethings got to be done," Thomspon said. "I mean you guys tell me how this would make you feel?"

RTV6 went to the cemetery but were asked to leave. The company told the newsroom in a statement:

"The family marker has been placed at the grave site as of July 2nd. However, as part of our commitment to all our client families, we guard their privacy, and because of this, we do not discuss specific client matters with the media."

After asking why it took ten months to install the gravestone properly, the newsroom has yet to hear back.

"Hopefully this makes a difference. I really believe, and I think, this will make a difference," Thompson said. "For everybody else that buries their family here, or buries their family anywhere, this shines a light and lets them know, 'hey, treat people with respect,' ya know."

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