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Foreign Affairs helping out after apparent body mixup
Rhode Island family found stranger in mother's casket
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The federal government is helping the family of a Canadian woman who died in the Caribbean, but whose body have may been sent to the wrong place.

A Foreign Affairs spokeswoman says the department has been in touch with officials on St. Maarten and relatives of the Canadian, whose identity has not been released.

The trouble began last month after a Rhode Island woman found someone else's body in a casket that was supposed to contain her mother, who died suddenly while vacationing in St. Maarten.

That family believes a hospital or funeral home confused the American woman's body with that of a woman from Ottawa. Both women died on the island around the same time.

The Rhode Island family thinks their relative was sent to Ottawa by mistake and cremated.

The St. Maarten government says it has launched an investigation into the matter.

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The federal government is helping the family of a Canadian woman who died in the Caribbean, but whose body have may been sent to the wrong place.

A Foreign Affairs spokeswoman says the department has been in touch with officials on St. Maarten and relatives of the Canadian, whose identity has not been released.

The trouble began last month after a Rhode Island woman found someone else's body in a casket that was supposed to contain her mother, who died suddenly while vacationing in St. Maarten.

That family believes a hospital or funeral home confused the American woman's body with that of a woman from Ottawa. Both women died on the island around the same time.

The Rhode Island family thinks their relative was sent to Ottawa by mistake and cremated.

The St. Maarten government says it has launched an investigation into the matter.

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