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Woman claims foreign funeral home mixed up woman's body

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ESTILL COUNTY, KY (WLEX) - Losing a mother is hard enough, but imagine it happened in a foreign country and when the body was shipped home, someone else was lying there.

That's what happened to an Estill County, Kentucky woman.

Margaret Porkka was on vacation in Sint. Maarten, Netherlands when she passed away on Thanksgiving.

Thursday night her daughter learned Porkka's body was sent to Canada by mistake and cremated.

Now, Chaney wants to know why.

"We were devastated because we thought it was going to be mom and then it wasn't," said Chaney. It's a nightmare no family should face. Looking into a loved one's casket and seeing a stranger.

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