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Funeral Home Stacked Bodies in Garage


Riverdale, MD: Chambers Funeral Home & Crematorium in Riverdale has had its license revoked by the state Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors after an investigation revealed some 40 bodies stacked on top of each other in a garage. The bodies were leaking fluid onto each other, CNN.com reports.

Some of the bodies had, reportedly been donated to a local university for research, while others had originated from other funeral homes and were awaiting cremation. The president of the state funeral board, Hari Close, told CNN, "Even somebody who donates their body to science, they still should be treated with dignity. Not to mention the health and safety issues with the body fluids flowing out."

Investigators who inspected the funeral home reported a "large pile, approximately 12 by 12 feet, of body bags containing human remains strewn on the floor of the garage in front of a removal van. There was visible leakage from the body bags as well as a pungent odor." And it was not possible to determine the identity of some of the remains as the leaking body fluids had caused the writing on some of the body bags to smear and become illegible.

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Published on May-5-10


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