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Turd Fergusen

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Vernelle Jackson has no regrets about burying her best friend in the backyard of her mobile home property in Norway about 18 months ago.

It was an expression of love and respect to a longtime friend, whose dying wish was to be laid to rest near her friend and caregiver, Jackson, an 81-year-old South Carolina native, said in a telephone interview Wednesday night. The two had met and become friends years ago when they both lived in the South, she said.

Jackson decided to bury her friend, whom authorities have not yet identified, after the woman became seriously ill and bedridden. Jackson said her friend, who was born in 1937, was under the care of a doctor as well as hospice care in the months before she died.

Maine State Police came to Jackson’s home at 239 Harrison Road in Norway for a well-being check on the woman on Tuesday, Jackson said.

A former nurse’s aide, Jackson said she has fully cooperated with state police, who informed her that she needed a permit to bury a person. Jackson said she told police that her friend died from natural causes.

State police detectives and evidence technicians located the woman’s remains during a search of the property on Tuesday. The woman had been buried in a shallow grave behind the mobile home, near the home’s well.
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https://www.pressherald.com/2019/09/18/norway-woman-admits-to-burying-friend-in-backyard/
 

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Satanica

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WTF?!? Somehow I don't think her friend meant bury me in the backyard when she said she wanted to stay close. Who in their right mind wouldn't call authorities about a death for their own legal protection if nothing else!
 

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Babs

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"The woman had been buried in a shallow grave behind the mobile home, near the home’s well."

So THAT'S why the water tasted kinda funny, she thinks to herself as she has a tall glass of water on ice, aka Cadaver Cooler. Oh yummy.
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If she was such "a church-going person", wouldn't she have had a service before burying her friend? If so, someone from the church would've been aware. She's not that much of a church lady...she's an old Southern hick transplanted to Maine with a bit of vacant space between the ears.
 
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Brillig

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WTF?!? Somehow I don't think her friend meant bury me in the backyard when she said she wanted to stay close.
They were from "the South", perhaps it is less odd there. I know for a fact that in Appalachia they bury folks "out back", which is basically a section of the back yard set aside for that very purpose. I'm guessing it makes selling the home later a bit more complicated.
 

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They were from "the South", perhaps it is less odd there. I know for a fact that in Appalachia they bury folks "out back", which is basically a section of the back yard set aside for that very purpose. I'm guessing it makes selling the home later a bit more complicated.
In Louisiana.. you can bury loved ones on your property.. like front yard
 

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Victoria

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Babs said … So THAT'S why the water tasted kinda funny, she thinks to herself as she has a tall glass of water on ice, aka Cadaver Cooler. Oh yummy.

Cadaver Cooler! … giggle … giggle … giggle!
 

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Keepalowprofile

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I'm disturbed about the well water.
It's far to costly to put someone in a cemetery.
I'm all for cremation but I know some people are against that for lots of reasons. Mostly religious reasons.
It would be okay with me if my family tossed my body in the woods and let nature take care of it. Of course there would be some pesky investigation as to who's bones they were. So it's best they go the cremation route.
 

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Momzilla

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It was selfish of this woman to tell no one of her friends death & take it upon herself to bury her- the police arrived to do a wellness check so obviously somebody was missing the woman

My question is: if she was under the care of a doctor & on hospice care (as the friend claimed), didn’t they notice right away when she suddenly disappeared ??
 

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Babs

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It was selfish of this woman to tell no one of her friends death & take it upon herself to bury her- the police arrived to do a wellness check so obviously somebody was missing the woman

My question is: if she was under the care of a doctor & on hospice care (as the friend claimed), didn’t they notice right away when she suddenly disappeared ??
I suspect that when her friend passed away, this woman told them she'd take care of any arrangements.
 

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Muriel Schwenck

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I'm disturbed about the well water.
Imagination is much worse than reality. But who wouldn't wonder and worry?
The kind of shallow grave this woman dug, nature would have done a good job on the remains if nobody had found out.
Top Tip: Don't wrap 'em in plastic.
 

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Keepalowprofile

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Imagination is much worse than reality. But who wouldn't wonder and worry?
The kind of shallow grave this woman dug, nature would have done a good job on the remains if nobody had found out.
Top Tip: Don't wrap 'em in plastic.
From your link
But the country also frequently reuses grave sites in an effort to save space —
Wait... what?
They reuse grave sites?
Um how does that work?


Now I'm thinking of my cat buried in the Tupperware.
:(
 
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Muriel Schwenck

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Your tupperware cat slurry! Thnx for the reminder.
Wait... what?
They reuse grave sites?
Um how does that work?
check out this discussion. Reusing grave sites is common in Europe, especially where there isn't much arable land like in Norway. Very practical.
The normal preservation period for a grave in Norway is 20 years, or 25 years if the the grave is from before 1997. When the preservation period has passed, the closest relatives will get a letter from the church authorities, asking if you want to renew the lease. A lease is normally then renewed for 10 year periods, and paid in advance (for the whole 10 year period) by relatives. A special permit must be given by church authorities if the lease is to be renewed 50 years after the burial.

After the 20/25 year preservation period, the grave can be reused without any movement of remains, since there will be mainly soil left. Between 1960 - 1979 plastic shroud was used around the coffin. It has been decided that those graves will not be reused.
 

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Momzilla

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Wait... what?
They reuse grave sites?
Um how does that work?
Those people in Norway have nothing on the Philippines - their cemeteries are def some of the strangest in the world- First there’s a little subculture of families who actually live in cemeteries, setting up little shanty towns amongst (and in some cases, actually INSIDE) the graves & mausoleums. There’s an interesting documentary about the people who are forced to live their lives amongst the dead :zombie:

But even more disturbing is their method of freeing up space, given the finite number of gravesites available- they have a literal eviction process for unpaid graves aka if your family can’t afford the yearly bill, your body/bones are removed from your grave & tossed into a pile w the rest of the deadbeats!

They just shovel whatever happens to be left of you out of your cozy crypt & into a bag- they are nice enough to label the bags, should your family want to retrieve your remains- but most don’t.

Eventually the pile of tattered bags is burned in a big ol’ bonfire of bodies- right next to the family sitting in their shack, eating their supper!:yuck:
 

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