Frank Kerrigan, 82, got a phone call that day from the Orange County coroner saying that his 57-year-old son, also named Frank, had died next to a Verizon store in Fountain Valley. Kerrigan asked if he needed to identify the body, but was told it was unnecessary because they ID'd the younger Kerrigan via his fingerprints.
Eleven days later, Kerrigan's friend called to say his son was alive.
"Bill put my son on the phone", Kerrigan reacted.
In what appears to be a case of mistaken identity, Frank Kerrigan has been put through the mental grinder after having been told that of his son's recent purported death. She rushed to the Verizon store and was directed to a spot near some bushes where his body was reported to have been found. She left a candle, flowers, a rosary from her daughter's kindergarten graduation and a framed photograph of her brother, with a note that said "your family loves you".
But Meikle was struck by the fact that what she was looking at contrasted with what the coroner's office had told her - that her brother had died peacefully.
The mistake because apparent when the man thought to be dead arrived at the home of a family friend who had attended the funeral.
After the services, the body was interred at the Cemetery of the Holy Sepulchre in Orange.
After Frank J. Kerrigan learned his son was alive, authorities reran the deceased man's finger prints and matched them to someone else.
"I didn't know what my dead son was going to look like", he said.
The family is now in the process of re-applying for Social Security benefits that were cut off once the federal government was informed that Kerrigan was dead.
The coroner failed to "follow proper protocols and precautions in the identification process" because Kerrigan was homeless, Easton said in an email to CNN.
Upon hearing the saddening news, Frank Jr's sister Carole Meikle went to the scene where her brother's body had apparently been found. "Someone else had a attractive send off".
Lagaret said in a statement Saturday that the Orange County Sheriff's Department is conducting an internal investigation into the mix-up and that all identification policies and procedures will be reviewed to ensure no misidentifications occur in the future.
Kerrigan's family plans to sue the department for failing to make an adequate effort to identify the body correctly, according to the Register. He was mentally ill and refused to stay in a shelter, they said.
They hired attorneys Douglas and Brian Easton of Easton & Easton LLP in Costa Mesa to file a claim alleging the coroner was negligent. On top of that, since Kerrigan was declared dead, Social Security and disability payments are being withheld, so now the family has to try to get those restored as well.
"We lived through our worst fear", she said, adding that her brother does not grasp the magnitude of the incident. 'He was dead on the sidewalk.
He has since returned to the streets, unaware of all that has happened.
"It feels like a miracle that my son is actually alive, but that does not take away the pain and grief we've gone through since this ordeal began", he told CNN.
Gent midfielder Kenny Saief , who recently filed a one-time switch from Israel to the U.S. , was named to the 23-man team. Sean Johnson is returning to worldwide action as the New York City FC goalkeeper has been named to the U.S.
Bernie Sanders again announced his intent to seek a federal minimum wage increase to $15 per hour this past April. With several more hikes to go, one can expect even more economic damage to Seattle's most vulnerable.
I can only speculate that I must have been attacked in the park, given my unresponsive state and subsequent physical condition. In addition to trying to locate Aramazd, police are still trying to determine why the boy's father was passed out in the park.
A US-led coalition fighter jet has shot down a Syrian military plane in Raqqa province, the United States has confirmed. Abdullah argued that the US position is being weakened by splits within the Trump administration over Syria policy.
Bond pleaded guilty in February to being an accessory to murder after the fact and testified under a plea deal with prosecutors. Rachelle Bond , Bella's mother and McCarthy's former girlfriend, testified that she helped dispose of the little girl's body.
You might see bugs, your iPhone or iPad could crash more often, and some of your apps and services might not work. However, some may want to wait until the final version is released, just in case there are any problems.
Last week, Comey testified in a Senate hearing that he believed he was sacked "because of the Russian Federation investigation". Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), who said she's anxious that the President will try to fire both Mueller and Rosenstein.
The Angels finished off a series victory against the Red Sox with a game worked by three pitchers acquired for basically nothing. Angels INF Yunel Escobar was out of the lineup again on Sunday after injuring his thumb on a diving play in Friday's game.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was released in the United Kingdom exactly 20 years ago today, which is sort of scary. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was an unqualified smash, and sold some 300,000 copies by 1999.
Fleischmann: Important for baseball game to go on after shooting
The timing - early in the morning - and the targets - seemingly Republican elected leaders - make this crime even more insidious. Scalise "is under heavy sedation, and he's been in surgery, I think, all of the three times I've been there", Richmond said .
Dassey attorneys ask for his immediate release
Let me know in the comments! The state of Wisconsin argues that detectives did nothing wrong. Zellner says the bullet fragment found in Avery's garage was not shot through Halbach's head.
Rep. Moulton calls for new Democratic leadership
Kathleen Rice from NY told CNN that it's time for the Democrats to let her and the entire Democratic leadership team go. Over the past several election cycles, GOP operatives have used Pelosi as a foil, and as a proxy for a liberal agenda.
Co-op Bank no longer up for sale
The lender announced an annual loss this year of £477m, taking its total losses since its rescue in 2013 to well over £2.5bn. The Co-op Bank reiterated on Monday it was in "advanced discussions" with the investors on raising capital.
Shutout moves Twins back into first place
NOTES: The Indians reinstated RHP Cody Allen from the paternity list and optioned RHP Adam Plutko to Triple-A Columbus. Santana pitched six shutout innings, surrendering up nine hits, but he did not issue a walk and struck out seven.