'It's bizarre': Woman says husband's remains have gotten lost in the mail

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In March, Christine Tyler’s husband died in a Spain hospital from what officials said was COVID-19. Now, the Montana woman is trying to locate the remains of her husband of 41 years, which she says appear to be lost in the mail. “It’s bizarre,” Tyler told KTVQ. Tyler said her husband, Donald, became ill during their annual overseas trip to Spain. “And they decided without really doing a whole lot of tests that he had COVID and were treating him as such,” said Christine, who never tested positive for the virus.Donald died on March 19 in the ICU, but wasn’t moved to a fleet post office in Spain for nearly a month.Because Donald was an Air Force veteran who served in Vietnam and once worked as a federal police chief in Wisconsin, Christine wanted her husband’s remains handled with military tradition.When his remains arrived in the U.S., Christine said they got lost.”From Dulles, he went to Chicago and from Chicago we have no idea where he’s at. And it’s been a long road since March 19, and I’m tired. And it’s sucking the life out of me,” she said. A military post master has been assigned to the case, but Christine said she just wants her husband “to be buried with some respect and some dignity.” She’s also reached out to her state senators about the situation.”No veteran should be treated this way, number one. No cremains of anyone should be treated like this, number two. And I am willing to do whatever it takes to see that that changes,” she said. Christine is still planning a military service for her husband, with or without his remains.

In March, Christine Tyler’s husband died in a Spain hospital from what officials said was COVID-19.

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Now, the Montana woman is trying to locate the remains of her husband of 41 years, which she says appear to be lost in the mail.

“It’s bizarre,” Tyler told KTVQ.

Tyler said her husband, Donald, became ill during their annual overseas trip to Spain.

“And they decided without really doing a whole lot of tests that he had COVID and were treating him as such,” said Christine, who never tested positive for the virus.

Donald died on March 19 in the ICU, but wasn’t moved to a fleet post office in Spain for nearly a month.

Because Donald was an Air Force veteran who served in Vietnam and once worked as a federal police chief in Wisconsin, Christine wanted her husband’s remains handled with military tradition.

When his remains arrived in the U.S., Christine said they got lost.

“From Dulles, he went to Chicago and from Chicago we have no idea where he’s at. And it’s been a long road since March 19, and I’m tired. And it’s sucking the life out of me,” she said.

A military post master has been assigned to the case, but Christine said she just wants her husband “to be buried with some respect and some dignity.” She’s also reached out to her state senators about the situation.

“No veteran should be treated this way, number one. No cremains of anyone should be treated like this, number two. And I am willing to do whatever it takes to see that that changes,” she said.

Christine is still planning a military service for her husband, with or without his remains.

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