Hospital Buries Baby Without Mom’s Permission

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PONCA CITY, Ok. (KOCO) -- A woman whose baby died in the womb claims a hospital mistakenly buried the child while she was making funeral arrangements.

Vanessa Weird gave birth to twins in October. The little girl survived, but her twin brother died in the womb.

Vanessa said she told the hospital she planned to bury the baby boy at a cemetery close to home. But when she went to pick up her son, she found out he'd been buried in a cemetery in Oklahoma City.

The hospital admitted to the mistake and is making arrangements with the funeral home to have the baby's body returned to the family.

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