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Evergreen Cemetery apologizes for mix-up with family plot, promises inspections

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Workers will inspect unmarked plots at Louisville's Evergreen Cemetery after a family learned someone was already buried in their plot.

Evergreen's owners also say inaccurate cemetery records may be to blame, but for the time being, it will not sell any more plots in an older section of the cemetery.

Veteran Jack Dudley's body will be exhumed so he can be buried next to his wife.

She died last week -- that's when the family learned someone else was buried in what was to have been her grave -- perhaps as far back as the 1950s.

Full statement from Joe Everly, Managing Director for Louisville, Kentucky:

On behalf of our team at Evergreen Cemetery, I want to say again that we deeply apologize for this situation.

We are working diligently to make things right, and to prevent this from happening in the future. Our team is meeting with our client family to resolve this in a manner that meets their needs.

We are also physically double-checking every unmarked plot in this historic section of the cemetery, with further inspections planned for the location. Until we have completed this verification, no other plots will be made available in this section.

Here is some additional information to answer questions about how this could have occurred.

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