Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Home renovation unearthed a 140-year-old small glass, metal casket revealing a well preserved body of a toddler.

The incredibly well preserved body of a 2-year-old girl who died more that 140 years ago was found in a sealed glass, metal coffin underneath a home while undergoing a home renovation construction in Richmond District, San Francisco, California.

Even the flowers placed between her hands were dry but intact. “All the hair was still there. The nails were there. There were flowers – roses, still on the child’s body,” according to construction worker Kevin Boylan “It was a sight to see.”

Home owner John and Ericka Karner of Lone Mountain reported to the authority about the discovery of the casket while contractors were excavating a section of their backyard. The tightly sealed metal casket is 37 inches in length, with two viewing windows in the lid.  Authorities sadly won't accept the custody of the young girl remains, and according to them it is now the responsibility of the home owner.

The Karner wanted to rebury "Miranda" the name chosen by one of her daughters, but was told by the city officials that they needed a death certificate and burial permit.  Without knowing her real name and other information the Karner's was stuck.

Footage via KTVU

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