Cemetery Stacks Bodies, Resells Plots

april 14, 2003  09:11 am
Cemetery Stacks Bodies, Resells Plots
Last year, a week after Valentine's Day, Rick Rojas was visiting his father's grave when he met a woman who demanded to know who had left balloons and roses on her husband's grave. Rojas said his sister, Patricia Flores, had placed them on their father's grave. The woman insisted that her husband was buried there. "She was adamant that it was him," Rojas says. Their receipts and records showed that they had bought the same plot, Rojas says. In "Dead Wrong," Houston Press staff writer Wendy Grossman walks the lanes at Hollywood Cemetery where relatives say management sells the same plot over and over, stacks graves and buries people where they don't belong.