31 decomposing bodies found at Indiana funeral home

The stench of decomposing bodies drew law enforcement to an Indiana funeral property where they found bodies stacked up — probably considering the fact that March.

Investigators on Friday uncovered 31 bodies at the Lankford Funeral House in many stages of decomposition, as nicely as the “post-cremation remains” of 16 folks, in accordance to the Jeffersonville Police Section.

The air conditioning at the funeral house had long gone out, ensuing in a foul smell that alerted close by neighbors, a resource explained to area station WDRB.

The stays ended up all taken to the Clark County Coroner’s Office for identification.

It is unclear if law enforcement are pursuing felony rates against the funeral home owner. A spokesperson for the Jeffersonville Police Section did not right away return a request for comment from the Day-to-day News Sunday.

Kandi Rogers, whose son Dominic died in December, told WDRB that he was not cremated for 6 or seven weeks after his funeral at Lankford and that she was provided a string of excuses, which includes a backlog of COVID individuals.

“We have faith in these men and women in the hardest time of our lives, at the very least for me, and to go and do that to any individual — I would under no circumstances do that to someone in [my] everyday living,” she mentioned. “For them to choose advantage of individuals and in particular to handle your loved ones the way that they did — it’s not right.”