Hunters in Mississippi found an intact casket in a wildlife refuge and authorities returned it to its grave.
Adams County Coroner James Lee tells The Natchez Democrat that the casket apparently floated out of a family cemetery on the refuge during floods in January.
He says he was called Saturday to deal with the casket, found in the open at the St. Catherine Creek National Wildlife Refuge. He says it held the remains of someone who had been buried within the last six months.
Lee says he and the sheriff's office identified the body, located the cemetery, notified the family, and returned the casket.
He says the main thing is that they were able to return it to the cemetery in a "in a dignified manner."
A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter
Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.
Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.