Sunday, May 19, 2024

Colorado funeral home owners who allegedly stored 189 dead bodies and gave families fake ashes arrested


Authorities have arrested the owners of a Colorado funeral home after the couple was accused of improperly storing 189 dead bodies and providing families with fake ashes.

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Initially, when this investigation first came to light in October, police reported that 115 improperly stored. However, as their investigation progressed, they discovered an additional 74 bodies that had also been improperly stored, which brought the total to 189. 

Oklahoma authorities arrested Jon Hallford, 43, and his wife, Carie Hallford, 46.

Jon Hallford, 43, and his wife, Carie Hallford, 46

They are currently awaiting extradition back to El Paso County, Colorado.

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On Wednesday, officials charged the couple with abuse of a corpse, theft, money laundering, and forgery.

It all started when local residents began to notice an unpleasant odor emanating from the Return To Nature funeral home, owned by the Hallfords.

Several families came forward claiming that they had paid Return to Nature to cremate their loved ones.

Instead, the company allegedly provided them with fake ashes.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Gerald Jackson
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