Edinburgh’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children Archive

After 43 Years, Mother Finds Only Clothes Left Inside Son’s Coffin

This case is still being investigated into. A mother named Lydia Reid from Scotland, discovered after 43 years, her son’s corpse gone from inside of his coffin. A court order was made many years later, to have his body exhumed. Lydia had to fight against the system, along with the help of Professor Dame Susan