It was a scene straight out of a movie, and this 34-year-old woman was the star.
Only, this is a movie you would never, ever want to star in. It started with the loss of a son. A family from Chicago were mourning at the son’s funeral. The son was laid to rest, and it would be approximately 15 minutes later, when the screams would then begin. One family member describes the bizarre events as they unfolded:
“We decided to stay for a bit after the funeral, to let it all sink in. When all of a sudden we heard screams, but we could not figure out where they were coming from. We realized it was coming from under the grave where we just laid my brother. We ran and got help.”
Firefighters arrive and with permission they began frantically digging the earth up to where the casket lay six feet below. The further they would dig, the louder the screams could be heard.
They finally arrived at the casket. They immediately pried it open and onlookers became shocked at the discovery. It was a 34-year-old woman. Her name was Linda Lynch.
The whole thing turned out to be a meticulously planned, sickening, and twisted plot. The main character at the center of attention was the funeral director. His name was Harold Lynch. He was the estranged husband of the woman they found in the casket.
Apparently he had drugged his wife with arsenic earlier in the day. He then hid her body in the funeral home, waiting for the precise moment where he could switch out the man’s body, and put his wife’s drugged up body inside the casket.
Indeed, the young man’s body was later found wrapped in a blanket in the basement of the funeral home.
The wife is recovering at a hospital, reportedly going through a detox process while remaining in stable condition. The husband faces attempted murder charges and is being held on a $200,000 bond.
Meanwhile the family has had another ceremony for their son, as obviously the initial one had forever become tarnished with a twisted murder plot and what would have been years of grave site visitations where a woman would have been buried, and not their actual son.