Rochester, N.Y. - Two golf clubs and a painted wooden sign are the only way to tell where Sally Green is buried in a barren, muddy section of Oatka Cemetery in Scottsville, but the 57-year-old shouldn't be here.
"The place where she's buried at is for Jane Does," Sally's son Derrick told the Democrat and Chronicle recently.
Sally Green died at Strong Memorial Hospital on January 19 after collapsing inside the Cadillac Hotel. On January 27 she was buried in a cardboard box because hospital social workers say their repeated attempts at contacting the family didn't work.
Sally's family didn't know she had died until February 8th.
"She was just thrown away," says Edward Goolsby with the NAACP.
How no one from the Green family was contacted about Sally's death was so concerning that the NAACP has decided to get involved.
Goolsby says even though Sally had struggled with a mental illness and been in and out of homeless shelters, it's no excuse for what happened.
"The lack of notifying the family of someone's death should not be blamed on the family," he said Monday.
Officials at Strong Hospital met with the Greens last week and say they did try and contact the family multiple times following Sally's death.
The hospital is now reviewing the case to try and figure out what went wrong.
"If this has been going on, we need to immediately stop this behavior," Goolsby added.
The Green family says they plan on exhuming Sally's body this week and are hoping to have a proper funeral for her sometime next week.