The body of a woman was flung miles from her grave when Hurricane Irma impacted the territory last September.
According to family members, the body was buried late July on their private property on Salt Island.
BVI News understands that during the aforementioned category-five hurricane, the casket in which the body was buried was somehow uprooted several feet from underground.
Family members found the empty, mud-covered casket last November when they went to visit the island.
Searching for the body
Following the disturbing discovery, family members contacted local authorities for help after their initial search for the body proved unsuccessful.
A search party involving the police and other authorities eventually located the dead woman’s remains among trees miles away from the casket and burial ground.
“Her body was intact. There was no dislocation or broken bones” a family member told BVI News.
Preparing for reburial
Authorities then took the body into custody for official identification purposes.
With the process complete, family members now have the task of burying their loved one for the second time.
The family is said to have plunged into another wave of grief following the recent incidence.
BVI News understands that because of the incident, authorities have ordered that no more burials happen on Salt Island.
The body of the deceased woman will be reburied at the Greenland public cemetery.
Meanwhile, on Tortola, the hurricanes had also displaced several tombs in the Carrot Bay community.
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