Frank Kerrigan Jr., 57, had been living on the streets ever since his mother died, and suffering from mental illness. So his family expected that some day they would get a call with bad news. His father Frank Kerrigan Sr.'s worst fears were realized when the Orange County coroner's office called to say his son had died. Frank Sr. asked if he needed to identify his son's body, but police told him that they had already checked Frank Jr.'s fingerprints, and compared his face to an old driver's license photo in his wallet.
With heavy hearts, Frank Jr.'s family buried him in the family plot, next to his mother - or at least someone they thought was Frank Jr.
People traveled from as far away as Canada to be at the funeral, and one person drove more than 200 miles. Frank's siblings even visited the cellphone store where "his" body was found and left some mementos.
But just 2 weeks after the funeral, Frank Sr. got a call from one of his son's pallbearers. He said he had some shocking news, then passed the phone to Frank Jr. He had been alive and well the whole time.
Now Frank Sr. is left wondering who was buried in his son's grave.
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