ORLANDO —A woman said managers of an Orlando cemetery where her two sons are buried have made her grieving process even harder.
Trips to Washington Park Cemetery are already tough for Amy Scott.
Her oldest son, Norris Walker, was killed in 2014.
Not wanting anyone buried on top of him, she entered into a contract with the cemetery to purchase the entire companion grave.
Months later, Scott wanted to know how much she still owed on her contract, but was told a woman was already buried above her son.
“I was, like, ‘Well, you’ve got to get them up because she can’t stay on top of my son,’’ she said.
The cemetery blamed missed payments and told Scott the woman had been buried above her son in March 2015.
“I said, ‘But you took my money in September 2015, so why would you keep taking my money?’” Scott said.
Scott was then told it had been a mistake, and that it was only her son in the space. But Scott finds that hard to believe.
“He was, like, ‘Well, I went and looked at my papers and there’s nobody there,’” said Scott.
Attorney Ortavia Simon sent the cemetery a letter, requesting they open the space to prove once and for all that Scott doesn’t need to worry.
“The problem is, the day before, they opened the space without us being present and it obviously defeated the purpose of opening the space to prove by unequivocal and demonstrable evidence that no one was buried in the space,” said Simon.
Cemetery managers had workers cover the space back up with dirt.
Attorneys said their next step is filing a lawsuit against the cemetery because of what they call Scott’s emotional distress.