Colorado shuts down funeral home operated by body parts broker

Colorado shuts down funeral home operated by body parts broker

FILE PHOTO: Megan Hess, owner of Donor Services, is pictured during an interview in Montrose, Colorado, U.S., May 23, 2016 in this still image from video. (REUTERS/Mike Wood/File Photo)

By Reade Levinson, Reuters

(Reuters) – Colorado officials indefinitely shut down the funeral home and crematory this week of a woman who runs a side business selling donated body parts from the same building.

In its order, issued Monday, the state’s Office of Funeral Home and Crematory Registration suspended operations at Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors after saying that cremated remains returned to one donor were analyzed by the family and found to be concrete, not human ashes. (FULL ARTICLE)

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