Scottish woman recovers son’s remains from hospital after 48 years
London: A Scottish mother has found her son’s remains 48 years after his death. She has been struggling for more than four decades to find out what happened to her son’s body. According to reports, Lydia Reid (74), from Edinburgh, Scotland, has struggled to find out what happened to her son after his death in 1975 because no human remains were found in his coffin.
In September 2017, a court ordered exhumation and the woman came to know that her son was not buried at the site. Reed’s son was only a week old when he died. She died of a disease called Rhesus, in which antibodies from a pregnant woman’s blood destroy the blood cells of her unborn baby.
Reid claimed that when she asked to see her son at the hospital a few days after her son’s death, she was shown another child. He also said that his son’s postmortem was performed against his wishes. Reed’s apprehensions were also later proved to be true that his son’s organs had been removed for testing. The Crown Office has now given permission for the organs kept at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary to be handed over to Gary’s mother.