Grieving father digs up his dead baby's coffin only to find a plastic doll inside
Honduran Armed Forces member Melvin Mendoza from El Paraíso was shocked to find that he had been grieving for a baby that never really existed in the first place
After going through the trauma of losing his newborn child, a grieving father was subjected to the torment of finding out after digging, that the coffin in which he had so painfully buried his newborn was housing a plastic doll instead of his child. According to reports, Honduran Armed Forces member Melvin Mendoza from El Paraíso was shocked to find that he had been grieving for a baby that never really existed in the first place.
According to Melvin, his lover Rosa Castellanos Diaz tricked him by faking her pregnancy for nine months, in turn fooling family and friends alike just so as to keep her relationship intact. Melvin also revealed that she at one point had announced she was expecting twins after having an ‘ultrasound.’
In July last year, Diaz reportedly told Melvin that she needed to go to the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa in order to give birth at the Escuela Hospital. Once the couple reached the hospital, Melvin was in for some horrible news by Diaz.
According to the reports, Diaz claimed that she had given birth to twins, but one out of them had tragically passed away while being delivered, and the one that survived remained sick in the hospital. To add more visual effect to her carefully strewn lies, Diaz even brought a small white coffin along with her to El Paraíso, in which she claimed, lay the remains of the deceased twin.
In order to prove her lies, Diaz also reportedly held a vigil for the dead child, which was attended by those wishing to pay their respects, and also saw people serving coffee, bread, and other snacks. She also held a funeral at her local cemetery in El Coyolar in order to cover her tracks in every possible way.
On the other hand, an emotionally wrecked Melvin was so disturbed during the funeral that he reportedly had to be held and supported by his friends as the casket was lowered into the earth. However, Melvin and his friends grew a little suspicious when Diaz refused to open the casket, claiming that the hospital had sealed the casket before giving it to her.
In order to prove that nothing fishy was going on, the next day, Melvin, along with a few of his friends decided to investigate the situation. However, when they dug up the coffin at the cemetery, to their utter shock and astonishment, they found a plastic doll wrapped up in a blanket inside the coffin instead of a dead baby, reports UNILAD.
One of Melvin's friends, Ismael Mejia, who was present at the scene explained the situation to El Heraldo. "When we pulled out the box, to our surprise what we found inside was a doll, dressed up as if it were a child. We took the coffin to the police so they could see that we didn’t take the child out of the box and replace it with a doll."
The Public Prosecutor’s Office of Danli have reportedly begun an investigation into the case, even though Melvin has chosen not to press any charges on Diaz. However, it still has not been made clear how Diaz was able to fake her pregnancy for nine whole months, or why she was so terrified of her partner leaving her.