Exhumation is the removal of human remains from their place of interment.
The need to exhume is not a common occurrence and is only allowed in exceptional circumstances like, for instance, a criminal investigation. Equally remains have been exhumed for the purposes of road widening; reasons can vary widely.
However, when and where exhumation is required, it is always carried out with the greatest dignity and respect to the deceased and with all the necessary legal licences and documentation in place.
If your loved one needs to be exhumed, or you have formally requested an exhumation, Eric F. Box Funeral Directors can provide a full service. It includes making all necessary arrangements with the necessary authorities as well as arrangements for the subsequent re-interment or cremation of your loved one. Please contact us if you would like to discuss any aspect of exhumation. Our phone number is at the bottom of this page, just scroll down.