Family stunned at funeral when casket contained wrong body sent from Fort Worth, lawsuit says
Instead, the body of a man named Jesse Gonzalez was sent to California and put into the casket meant for Jose Gonzalez. - Dreamstime/Dreamstime/TNS

FORT WORTH, Texas — Jose Gonzalez’s death in March 2020 was sudden. But for his family, the most shocking part of their loved one’s death came on the day of his funeral in California, when they approached the open casket and, inside, saw the wrong body. Back in Tarrant County, Texas, Jose Gonzalez’s organs were harvested and his body was cremated. Two years later, Gonzalez’s family, who live in California, filed a lawsuit against multiple Tarrant County agencies over the mix-up that exacerbated their grief and left them with no real remedy. In March 2020, Gonzalez, 47, drove through Tarrant Co...