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.