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Bodies switched in hospital

Monday, October 19, 2009 - 2:56pm

LAFAYETTE — The bodies of two women who died at Lafayette General Medical Center were switched accidentally.

Victor Raphael, owner of Raphael & Sons funeral homes, says the mistake was discovered early Friday.

Raphael says Ruby Joseph was brought to the funeral home to be viewed by the family, but they found one that was not their mother.

In the mix up, Joseph's body was cremted.

The name of the other woman has not been released.

The Advertiser contributed to this report.