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    USA - Funeral home accused of stacking bodies in a garage

    Funeral home accused of stacking bodies in a garage


    (CNN) -- A Maryland funeral home has lost its license after investigators found about 40 bodies stacked on top of each other, leaking fluid, in a garage, a state official said.

    The state Board of Morticians and Funeral Directors revoked the license of Chambers Funeral Home & Crematorium in Riverdale, Maryland after an April 26 visit to the site.

    Hari Close, president of the the state funeral board, told CNN Tuesday that some of the bodies were cadavers who had been donated to a local university for research. Other bodies came from other funeral homes, Close said.

    The bodies were supposed to be cremated, but investigators were alarmed at how they were stored in the garage while they awaited cremation.

    "Even somebody who donates their body to science, they still should be treated with dignity," said Close. "Not to mention the health and safety issues with the body fluids flowing out."

    William Chambers, co-owner of the funeral home, told CNN-affiliate WJLA said that he hopes to work with the state to resolve the alleged violations.

    When investigators inspected the funeral home they were warned by an employee, who told them, "Don't get upset about all the bodies in there," according to documents released by the state funeral board.

    Inside the room was 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," the documents said.

    "The investigator also observed writing on some of the body bags," they said.

    "However, fluid leakage from the body bags caused the writing to smear and become illegible. As a result, it was not immediately possible to determine the identity of the remains."

    There will be a hearing at the end of the month to determine whether the funeral home will get its license back, Close said.


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    Gawd. bless america.

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    Go to my local butchers and they just pile the ribs randomonly on top of each other, as for the burgers no respect at all, fluids leaking out of them in their random piles, absolutely disgusting.

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    Saw a lady drop some noodles on the floor and, not knowing that i had my eye on her , she scooped them off the floor and put them back in the bag with the other noodles . in another restaurant a lady dropped raw bacon on the floor and yes, it went straight into the frying pan .

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    Come on, be a bit nice. Think what the grieving families of the dead bodies must be going through.

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    The whole funeral business is evil, there is no other business that makes so much of its money by taking advantage of people when they are stressed, grieving and vulnerable. I know I've mentioned it before, but one funeral business in the USA got bad press for charging $150 or $200 to put a pillow inside the casket. They were buying the pillows at Walmart for less than $2. They got bad press but there was nothing illegal about this.

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    (CNN) -- A Maryland funeral home has lost its license after investigators found about 40 bodies stacked on top of each other, leaking fluid, in a garage, a state official said.
    What kind of fluid?



    And you know, it's humid this time of year. I hope that garage had air-conditioning.


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    The investigation will be quite an undertaking, but given the large body of evidence presumably they will face stiff fines. A grave situation..

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    In the uk also they charge way way over the top for little extras . disgusting really, for people who have to struggle to meet these payments at such a hard time . 1000% mark ups. don't even get offered a receipt .

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    55555. Another old classic!! This one comes along every now and again. It is good to have the general population worried about what happens to your remains after you die. Especially in Maryland. 5555. They would be shitting themselves.

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