Police are investigating soon after more than 30 bodies, some decomposing, ended up discovered inside of a southern Indiana funeral house.
Law enforcement in the Louisville suburb of Jeffersonville responded to Lankford Funeral Household and Household Center on Friday evening and located 31 bodies, which include some “in the sophisticated levels of decomposition,” Maj. Isaac Parker explained.
He stated the county coroner’s place of work had reported a powerful odor emanating from the developing. Within, officers putting on hazmat gear observed bodies “in diverse areas about the setting up.” Some of the bodies had been at the funeral home considering that March, Parker said. Police also discovered the cremated remains of 16 persons.
“It was a extremely disagreeable scene,” Parker said. “The situations ended up not good.”
The operator of the funeral home has been speaking with law enforcement since Friday, Parker explained, and an investigation is ongoing.
The operator did not promptly reply to an electronic mail from the Affiliated Push trying to find comment Sunday.
The stays were taken to the Clark County Coroner’s Office for identification, and law enforcement questioned anybody who may possibly have data to get hold of the coroner’s office.
A woman who sent her brother’s entire body to the funeral property for cremation following he died in April informed WHAS-Television that she is nonetheless waiting for his continues to be. Tara Owen stated when she achieved out to the funeral director, he responded that he was “working with a great deal at the minute.”