So after his death, Bovenschen was buried next to an empty spot reserved for his doting wife when she eventually died. Her time came in February 2018 when she passed away at the age of 88.
As per her parents’ wishes, Vasel arranged for her mother to be buried beside her father. However, on the day of Mary’s funeral, her graveside ceremony was delayed. That was the first Vasel knew that there was a problem with her dad’s final resting place.
It turned out that the body of Vasel’s father was not in the grave his family believed he was in. When cemetery staff had dug up the plot to bury Vasel’s mother they found no other casket in there. And to make matters worse, no one was sure where Bovenschen’s remains were.