A funeral director allegedly refused to let a woman who lost her 9-month-old child in a home fire view the body. Since I lost my baby, these weeks have been the toughest of my life, according to Dashia. 9-month-old Dashawn, Dashia’s son, perished in a fire at their house.
The woman left her child with her cousin that evening so she could begin looking for an apartment the next morning. She claims that was the first time she ever parted ways with him. Dashia remarked, “His first time away, and he never came back. I do occasionally hold myself responsible. If I was there I would have saved my baby. My baby would still be here.”
The apartment complex where Dashawn’s relative resided caught fire that evening. According to fire authorities, there were six people and two young children inside the building when the fire first broke out. In critical condition, a number of other persons were also taken to the hospital. On the building’s second level, Dashawn was discovered. According to officials, his corpse was so severely charred that a DNA test was required to identify him.
Dashia claims that even while she prepared for her son’s burial, she was unable to view his body. Telling me I can’t see my child is the most painful thing I’ve ever heard, Dashia said. Funeral director Ronald claims he prevented Dashia from seeing her baby’s body to prevent her from being overly sad. “The question is what she will see. She won’t notice anything that resembles her child, predicted Ronald.
Then who is to blame? he said, “She may suffer a heart attack or be traumatized by seeing it.” No matter how difficult it might be, Dashia believes that seeing her son’s body will provide closure and help her feel less anguish and guilt. Family members claim that they were left in the dark about the investigation’s progress and that no one returned their calls or responded to their queries.