Envision yourself or a loved one being placed in a casket and left in the middle of San Francisco, without a proper burial or funeral service during the time of one’s death.
For an unknown 3-year-old girl in the Richmond District of San Francisco, this was her reality.
A mysterious, 3-year-old girl was recently found in a small, glass and metal casket with her blonde hair and her rose flower preserved in the coffin for over a century.
The girl’s remains were found by construction workers under a garage floor of a home they were remodeling.
The story went viral and over the weekend, over 100 people attended a funeral service at Greenlawn Memorial Park, which was organized by a founder of a local charity.
On the little girl’s tombstone at the memorial park, her name has been written as Miranda Eve- even though her birth name is unknown.
Locals were moved by the discovery of the 3-year-old and felt she deserved to have a reburial.
“I just felt she needed to have people here,” Heather Reynolds, who attended the service, said.
“I was shocked because there was a small child’s casket underneath the home,” Karner said.
Karner was unable to provide the girl a proper burial service because the child did not have a known name, therefore, she was unable to get a death certificate for the child or a burial permit.
Elissa Davey, founder of Garden of Innocence, a nonprofit charity that holds funeral services for unidentified children, heard about the story and decided to help organize a funeral for the child.
After a successful funeral service with hundreds in attendance, Davey is committed to keep researching who exactly the child is.
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