No one asked about the undertaker: Forgotten corpses in 10 days

In the 10 days were 65-year-old Kurt Klausen, dead and forgotten on the floor of his apartment in Kolding, denmark - after he was declared dead. Neither the m

No one asked about the undertaker: Forgotten corpses in 10 days

In the 10 days were 65-year-old Kurt Klausen, dead and forgotten on the floor of his apartment in Kolding, denmark - after he was declared dead.

Neither the municipality, the police or the private hjemmeplejefirma loved Ones Care, who had found him dead, did something.

No one remembered to ask for a mortician to retrieve the body, so the 65-year-old could be buried.

The writing JydskeVestkysten, that, after having written several articles about the unfortunate case can now inform you that the Municipality of Kolding has taken full responsibility, that the body of the 65-year-old man was forgotten.

in Fact, it was only when a strong cousin to Kurt Klausen, of its own motion, began to look for the body of his distant cousin, to the embarrassing oversight ended up being discovered.

Kusinen had been been contacted by a friend to Kurt Klausen. She wondered that he usually called her on the island of Fanø on the evening at. 22, where otherwise they each and every evening used to say goodnight to each other.

Kurt Klausen had no close relatives, but some years ago he had met a friend from the island of Fanø through their rehabilitation after the blood clots in the brain, as they were both struck by the.

The 7. October found Kurt Klausens stood from the private plejefirma loved Ones Care him dead on the floor of his apartment in Kolding. Were routinely both the police and a doctor summoned, and then two home helps did the dead ready to be picked up by a mortician.

But then nothing happened. It did not manage to get contact to some relatives or a contact, so the day after delivered hjemmehjælperne the keys to his apartment to the police.

In its report on the matter, wrote to the police, according to the kusinen that Kurt Klausens housing was now empty. But the apartment was certainly not empty, for the body of the 65-year-old was there yet.

"And if I had not begun to look for my cousin, so he lay in the apartment yet," said kusinen recently to JydskeVestkysten.

Kusinen began to call around to the police, home care, multiple departments in the municipality, to the churches, the chapels, the probate court, the hospital and to the police again.

Only after 10 days of fruitless detective work, she managed at last 17. October to get a policeman in detroit in the speech, which she could tell about the mystery.

"Then found the police officer report from the day, the keys to the apartment had been handed in at the police station, and read it aloud to me in the phone. The apartment is empty, he read up. Then was he a little contemplative and said that I just had to give him a little time. After three hours he called back and told that they had found Kurt. They had a patrol out with my cousin. He was at home," says kusinen to JydskeVestkysten.

The 25. October could Kurt Klausen finally be buried, and after having researched the matter, the Municipality of Kolding now taken responsibility for the fadæsen.

'As a provider we have the responsibility to duties in connection with the deceased citizens will be handled professionally, and always be provided for agreements with a funeral director. In the situations without relatives is the Municipality of Kolding, which will be responsible for bisættelsen/funeral,' writes the municipality in an email to employees.

Updated Date: 01 December 2019, 04:00

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