100 Year Old Preserved Body Of The Little Girl In Glass Coffin Finally Gets Identified!


Last year, a small glass coffin made of lead and copper was found by construction workers in San Francisco, USA. The body was discovered underneath a house in San Francisco, entombed in a small lead and bronze coffin, in May last year, much to the alarm of both the residents.

When they cleaned the glass surface thoroughly, what they saw shocked people even more.

Because a little girl who died in the 1800s was perfectly preserved for hundreds of years.


She was dressed in white lace and well-preserved alongside a delicate red rose and lavender, which was woven into her hair.


Since the discovery, a research team has been working to identity the young girl.

Their year-long efforts have paid off and the Garden of Innocence project just announced the deceased.

It was Edith Howard Cook, the daughter of a prominent high-society couple. Edith was two months short of her third birthday when she died on October 13 1876, probably of severe undernourishment caused by an infection, according to researchers working with Southern California’s Garden of Innocence non-profit organisation.

Officials had previously believed that all the bodies in the 19th century Richmond District cemetery had been removed.


Edith was one of about 30,000 people with graves at the old Odd Fellows Cemetery. But the majority were moved to Colma in the 1920s, and it is a mystery as to why Edith’s body was left behind.


Her resting place of hundreds of years was discovered during a Lone Mountain home remodelling.

Ericka Karner, the property owner, was told by the city’s medical examiner’s office that – because the body was found on private property – she would have to deal with the body.


Garden of Innocence helped Karner respectfully dispose of the remains. On June 4, Edith – who was dubbed Miranda Eve before being identified – was reburied at Colma’s Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Article source: http://www.unilad.co.uk/creepy/preserved-body-of-child-found-in-glass-coffin-under-house-finally-identified/

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