JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. — The license of a southern Indiana funeral house has been suspended after police discovered greater than 30 unrefrigerated our bodies there final month, together with some that have been badly decomposed, the state’s legal professional common’s workplace introduced on Thursday.
In a information launch, Legal professional Common Todd Rokita mentioned Randy Ray Lankford of Lankford Funeral Dwelling and Household Heart in Jeffersonville agreed final week to give up his and the ability’s licenses. The transfer got here after Rokita’s workplace filed for emergency license suspensions with the State Board of Funeral and Cemetery Service. On Thursday, the state board authorized the suspensions.
“Grieving households should have the ability to belief that their family members’ stays will likely be respectfully and correctly dealt with,” Rokita mentioned in a press release. “Additional, the unsanitary circumstances at this funeral house posed a transparent and rapid menace to public well being and security.”
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The suspensions mark the most recent chapter of a wierd story that started July 1 when police in Jeffersonville, a suburb of Louisville, found 31 unrefrigerated corpses all through the ability, together with some that police mentioned have been “within the superior phases of decomposition.” Officers mentioned the cremated stays of 17 individuals have been additionally discovered.
Days later, two households sued the funeral house in Clark Superior Court docket.
Rokita’s workplace mentioned within the assertion that its investigation is ongoing and requested that anybody with data name its Licensing Enforcement Part.
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