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Mummified man to be buried after 128 years on display in US

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A mummified man will now be buried after being on display at a funeral home in Pennsylvania, USA for 128 years.

According to SkyNews, the man, known as Stoneman Willie, was an alcoholic who died of kidney failure in a local jail after being arrested for pickpocketing on November 19, 1895.

He was accidentally mummified by a mortician experimenting with new embalming techniques, according to Auman’s Funeral Home.

Dressed in a suit with a bow tie, Stoneman Willie is displayed in a coffin with a red sash across his chest. His hair and teeth remain intact and his skin has taken on a leathery appearance.

Having given a fake name at the time of his arrest, the man’s identity remained unknown for many years and local officials were unable to contact any relatives

But using historical documents, Stoneman Willie’s real name has been identified and will be inscribed at the bottom of his tombstone when his body is buried on October 7th.

 

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