SAN ANTONIO -- A jury has awarded $8 million to the family of Julie Mott after their daughter's body disappeared from a funeral home in 2015.
The verdict was not unanimous with only 10 jurors signing.
The jury awarded $2.5 million to each of Julie Mott's parents for "mental anguish sustained in the past" and an additional $1.5 million was awarded to each parent for "mental anguish that, in reasonable probability, will be sustained in the future." The jury found that the funeral home was negligent, but not grossly negligent.
Julie Mott’s family sued Mission Park Funeral Home for negligence after her body disappeared from the Mission Park Funeral Chapel on the northside in 2015. Mott died at the age of 25 from complications from cystic fibrosis.
Her remains were to be cremated, however, her body was taken following a memorial service and the remains are still missing.