A Santee man's body being shipped to a Pennsylvania research lab ended up at a Philadelphia pet shop, but his widow said in remarks published today that she laughed it off since her husband was himself a practical joker.
US Airways Cargo, which was in charge of shipping Jon Kenoyer's body, issued an apology for mix-up that the company blamed on a miscommunication with the driver.
Kenoyer, a retired postal carrier, died Friday of complications from the early onset of Alzheimer's disease, and his body was being sent to LifeQuest Anatomical, which is researching the disease, but it ended up at Pet's Plus that had been expecting some saltwater fish.
Eventually, Kenoyer's body will be cremated and his ashes will be turned over to his wife, Mary, to be scattered at sea. She urged people to support Alzheimer's research.
"This is a fantastic program, and I don't want people not to do this because a mistake was made," she told the San Diego Union-Tribune.
She told KYW-TV in Philadelphia that she was shocked when she heard that her husband's turned up at the pet shop Tuesday morning, but that she found some humor in it. Apparently, her husband liked to pull practical jokes.
After a fall-like and mild weekend, temperatures are expected to heat up around San Diego throughout the week.
An early morning vegetation and trash fire at a homeless encampment threatened nearby condos and resulted in at least one injury Sunday.
Detoured traffic is unusually light during the closure of all Mexico-bound car traffic at the busiest U.S. border crossing in San Diego.
The city's search for the next top cop is underway as police chief Shelly Zimmerman prepares to step down in March.
More than 200 surfers paddled out for a daunting day-long challenge Saturday inspired by young men in the community facing a far bigger one.
A semi-truck ran over a fire hydrant Saturday afternoon in Grant Hill causing a huge geyser to spray into the air. Luckily, firefighters were just minutes away at a community event and were able to put a stop to the water quickly.
Employees of an Otay Mesa towing company arrived at work Saturday morning to find the body of a coworker under a vehicle
The Golden State Warriors say they will not go to the White House when they visit Washington early next year, announcing the decision hours after President Donald Trump tweeted he was withdrawing the invitation.
A clinic providing shots to in a bid to contain a deadly hepatitis A outbreak continued Friday inside the community concourse outside San Diego City Hall.