Following the discovery of 31 corpses, an Indiana funeral home’s license was suspended.

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NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! Read this article. After authorities discovered more than 30 unrefrigerated bodies there last month, including several that were severely decomposed, the license of a funeral parlor in southern Indiana has been revoked, the state’s attorney general’s office reported on Thursday.

Randy Ray Lankford of Jeffersonville’s Lankford Funeral Home and Family Center reportedly consented last week to give up both his and the establishment’s licenses, according to a news release from Attorney General Todd Rokita. After Rokita’s office requested immediate license suspensions from the State Board of Funeral and Cemetery Service, the action was taken. The suspensions were granted by the state board on Thursday.

In a statement, Rokita stated that grieving families “must be able to trust that the remains of their loved ones will be handled respectfully and appropriately.” Additionally, the funeral home’s filthy circumstances created a clear and present danger to the public’s health and safety.

An Indiana funeral home's license has been suspended after police found 31 unrefrigerated bodies.

Police discovered 31 unrefrigerated bodies, leading to the suspension of a funeral home’s license in Indiana.

The suspensions are the latest development in a peculiar tale that began on July 1 in Jeffersonville, a suburb of Louisville, when police found 31 unrefrigerated corpses scattered throughout the facility, some of which were “in the advanced stages of decomposition,” according to the police. According to officials, 17 people’s cremated remains were also discovered.

A few days later, the funeral parlor was sued in Clark Superior Court by two families.
In the statement, Rokita’s office stated that its investigation is still underway and urged anyone with information to contact its Licensing Enforcement Section.

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