A strong odor led Indiana police to find at least 31 decomposing bodies and the cremated remains of 16 others were found in a funeral home.
Some of the bodies found were “in the advanced stages of decomposition,” and police arrived at the Lankford Funeral Home on Friday after receiving information about odor permeating from the business.
The remains were all taken to the Clark County Coroner’s Office for identification.
Maj. Isaac Parker noted nobody has been charged with a crime, Jeffersonville Police, the Clark County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police are investigating the matter, the station reported.
“We’re working with the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office to ensure that the investigation is efficient and successful,” Parker said,
#NOW: Dozens of law enforcement officers have gathered at Lankford Funeral Home and Family Center in Jeffersonville including Jeffersonville Fire & Jeffersonville PD “investigating conditions at the business”
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Kandi Rogers, whose son Dominic died in December, told the outlet that he wasn’t cremated for six or seven weeks after his funeral at Lankford and that she was given a string of excuses, including a backlog of COVID patients.
“We trust these people in the hardest time of our lives, at least for me, and to go and do that to somebody — I would never do that to somebody in [my] life. For them to take advantage of people and especially to treat your loved ones the way that they did — it’s not right,” she said.
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The remains have been sent to the Clark County Health Department so that their identities can be confirmed and their families can be notified.
“We understand that this is going to be a situation where we’re really going to need the assistance of these families,” Parker noted.
“I’m sorry that they’ve already suffered a loss, and now they’re dealing with this situation. We ask anybody that has information to please reach out to us.”
Parker told local media that the Jeffersonville Police would be further investigating and provide more details once they had processed the remains and notified the families.
The facility has since been secured, and any calls to the home go to a recorded message that directs callers to contact the Clark County coroner’s office, which is assisting the investigation in helping identify the remains.
Parker also shared that the Clark County Health Department, the Indiana State Police, the Office of the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney, and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security are assisting in the investigation.