A Missouri couple is alleging in a lawsuit that a hospital was negligent when it lost the remains of their stillborn son, causing them anguish and depriving them of a proper burial.

Brianna and Kyle Dudley filed suit Friday in Greene County Circuit Court against Cox South Hospital in Springfield. The Springfield News-Leader reports that their baby, Lucas Dudley, was delivered in early November.

It’s unclear what exactly happened to the baby’s remains. CoxHealth spokeswoman Kaitlyn McConnell said in an emailed statement Friday that it supports an ongoing Springfield police investigation.

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