DEADWOOD - Two families are battling over a burial plot in a Deadwood cemetery, and the City Commission is caught in between.

Eighty-one-year-old Carlton Spindler says his family owns the Oakridge Cemetery plot where Anita Gorder was recently buried. He wants her remains moved so that he can be buried next to his wife when he dies.

Gorder's family says it also has a legitimate claim to the plot and is objecting to the commission's vote this month to move her remains.

A clerical error is the cause of the mix-up. City officials haven't decided what to do.

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