UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Reforms are being made after a Long Island town acknowledged three cemetery errors in less than a year that left coffins in the wrong grave sites.
The Town of Hempstead said Wednesday that an official at Greenfield Cemetery in Uniondale has been suspended and will be reassigned. It said he didn't notify next of kin before recently having a body moved out of the wrong grave.
Town Supervisor Kate Murray apologized for the mix-ups.
The reforms will include computerized crosschecks. The town also plans to hire a professional with experience in cemetery management.