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Bodies found abandoned in defunct funeral home

An Indiana funeral home that had its license revoked three years ago apparently left a few things behind — like four dead bodies, according to The Associated Press.

4 bodies left behind in vacant Ind. funeral home, The Associated Press

GARY, Ind. — Church leaders who bought a defunct Indiana funeral home in a tax sale have stumbled upon four bodies that had been left behind in the vacant building…..

Lake County Coroner David J. Pastrick and his staff found one body in the bag, then another in a burial box and finally two more in caskets.

None has been identified.

Pastrick says the bodies may have been there since 2006, when the funeral home’s business license was revoked after several people filed complaints.

Read story: www.azstarnet.com/sn/hourlyupdate/294607.php

It’s no surprise the place went out of business, but it is an awful surprise that the former owners could apparently be so crass.

Funeral homes are entrusted with more than just our money. We fully trust them to do the right thing for our dearly departed. Evidently, not all of them do.


Have you had a particularly harrowing experience with a funeral home? What happened?

What about those that have met or even gone beyond your expectations?

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