Indiana funeral home bodies: Police discover 31 remains, some in ‘advanced stages of decomposition’

Indiana funeral home bodies: Police discover 31 remains, some in ‘advanced stages of decomposition’

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. — Police are investigating after greater than 30 our bodies, some decomposing, have been discovered inside a southern Indiana funeral residence.

Police within the Louisville suburb of Jeffersonville responded to Lankford Funeral House and Household Middle on Friday night and located 31 our bodies, together with some “within the superior phases of decomposition,” Maj. Isaac Parker stated.

He stated the county coroner’s workplace had reported a powerful odor emanating from the constructing. Inside, officers sporting hazmat gear discovered our bodies “elsewhere across the constructing.” A number of the our bodies had been on the funeral residence since March, Parker stated. Police additionally discovered the cremated stays of 16 individuals.

“It was a really disagreeable scene,” Parker stated. “The situations weren’t good.”

The proprietor of the funeral residence has been talking with police since Friday, Parker stated, and an investigation is ongoing.

The proprietor didn’t instantly reply to an electronic mail from the Related Press in search of remark Sunday.

The stays have been taken to the Clark County Coroner’s Workplace for identification, and police requested anybody who might have data to contact the coroner’s workplace.

A girl who despatched her brother’s physique to the funeral residence for cremation after he died in April instructed WHAS-TV that she remains to be ready for his stays. Tara Owen stated when she reached out to the funeral director, he responded that he was “coping with lots for the time being.”

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