Stephanie Fervin was already distraught following the Oct. 30 funeral for her stillborn daughter, Queenattie. Her grief only deepened upon learning her daughter had not been buried at her own ceremony and had been mistakenly swapped with someone else’s dead child.

On Nov. 9, following several visits to McWhite’s Funeral Home to make new funeral plans for her daughter, an employee of the parlor told Fervin and her partner Stanley Louis that their daughter had already been placed in the ground, according to Pravato. The Fort Lauderdale funeral home was allegedly in a rush to wash its hands of the situation, and with no service or arrangements, had dressed the dead infant in little more than a haphazardly placed plastic sheet, the attorney said.

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