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megimoo
07-28-2008, 08:21 PM
Infant in Mortuary Freezer For 21 Years The boy's parents have refused to sign a death certificate

Officials have cleared the way for the burial of a British infant who has been kept in a mortuary freezer in London for the past 21 years. Christopher Blum was four months old in 1987 when he was found dead in his crib the same day he received an inoculation against whooping cough, polio and tetanus, The Times of London reported Monday. The boy's parents have refused to sign a death certificate allowing for burial because the document lists the cause as crib death instead of contaminated vaccine.

Using new powers, the Enfield Council in North London has approved a certificate for the infant that doesn't give a cause of death.

Steven Blum, 61, the baby's father, plans to challenge the council's action in High Court in a final attempt to halt burial, The Times said.

The council has given Blum until August 18 to say where he wants his son buried.


http://news.webindia123.com/news/Articles/World/20080729/1012148.html

Phillygirl
07-28-2008, 09:16 PM
How sad. The child needs a proper burial. I understand the parents' grief and desire to see what they view as the truth be told. But he needs to be buried. Don't ask me why I feel that being six feet under in the dirt is more proper than in a freezer, but I do.

megimoo
07-28-2008, 11:09 PM
How sad. The child needs a proper burial. I understand the parents' grief and desire to see what they view as the truth be told. But he needs to be buried. Don't ask me why I feel that being six feet under in the dirt is more proper than in a freezer, but I do. Final Closure !

Gingersnap
07-28-2008, 11:35 PM
I don't see how this could happen. Surely they have made peace with his death by now. :(

LibraryLady
07-28-2008, 11:44 PM
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23522387-details/Father+in+bitter+battle+to+stop+council+from+buryi ng+his+baby+son+who+died+21+years+ago/article.do

There is a picture of Christopher shortly before his death. He was a beautiful baby.


It costs £15 week to keep him there. Mr Blum is billed regularly for Christopher’s stay.
stay?

There's something rotten in Denmark:

Post mortem blood tests show the baby had a blood infection that may have been caused by a contaminated triple vaccine given to him just hours before he died.

A pathologist's report alleged the child had died from cot death. Mr Blum claimed the presence of the infection in his blood and organs showed it couldn't have been a cot death.

But the authorities insist the infection got into the blood sample accidentally in the laboratory.

Two sets of back up samples that could have confirmed the infection found in the first sample came from Christopher that have gone missing and have never been produced.

Christopher's organs are also missing and Mr Blum cannot find out from the authorities where they have gone.

Files relating to the case have also vanished, Later Mr Blum discovered that Christopher's post mortem had been carried out by a discredited pathologist who allowed mortuary attendants to remove organs from bodies in his absence.

noonwitch
07-29-2008, 08:28 AM
I don't see how this could happen. Surely they have made peace with his death by now. :(


The police found some decaying bodies in an abandoned funeral parlor in Detroit a few years back. The families of the deceased had all thought their loved ones had been cremated or buried. The business had gone bankrupt suddenly and was closed before they got rid of everything in the cooler.



I feel badly for the poor homeless person or little kids who undoubtedly made the original discovery.