Bea comments about the woman who buried her husband's pager with his body.
This says more about the woman's nature than about the man, I grant, but it
is dangerous to make theories based on the exceptions to the general rules.
There are all sorts of reasons for burying grave-goods, but by far the most
common one is that they are deposited by caring people who feel they meant
something to the deceased, be it the pet dog's lead or the child's toy, or
the bronze mirror.
Mind you, whatever her motive, you can hardly question that the pager was an
important artifact for Bea's contact's husband.