34 bodies removed from funeral home and two people arrested for alleged fraud – MonitorExpresso.com

United Kingdom. – Police in Humberside, northern England, reported that they are investigating fraud committed inside a funeral home, so they had to remove 34 bodies from the site that had not been buried for legal reasons. In addition to this, three more subsidiaries of Legacy Funeral Directors, located in Hull and East Yorkshire, are being investigated, and a 46-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman, whose identities were not revealed, were arrested on suspicion of preventing a lawful burial, fraud, misrepresentation and abuse of office. Deputy Police Chief Thom McLoughlin said 350 people had made calls since last Friday, when the agency asked families to contact authorities if they believe they have been affected. “Rest assured, I and my staff are working around the clock to deal with the unprecedented questions generated as a result of this incident, the affected families are being assisted by specialized officers in what we are sure are extremely distressing times for all involved.” Let’s remember that this is not the only case recorded in the world, since in the United States there have been several episodes in which funeral home owners have been arrested after cremated corpses and human remains were found on their properties. An example of this are the more than two hundred bodies in a state of decomposition that were discovered in 2023 in an insect-infested funeral home in Colorado, the owners faced a series of charges, including abuse of human remains, according to authorities, the funeral home gave family members fake ashes instead of the remains of their loved ones.

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