August 25, 2015 – Police received a 911 call regarding a foul smell emanating from a garage in northern Philadelphia. After police accessed the space, they discovered three dead bodies. Two corpses were in boxes and one in a coffin. Investigators traced the stinky stiffs to a funeral home around the corner.
Funeral home owner, Janet Powell, told police that she was aware of the bodies in the garage. Powell refused to comment to the press as a van came by to pick up the discarded cadavers. The stench of the dead bodies was overwhelming.
“Police said the identities of the bodies were not yet known. A law enforcement source said police were investigating abuse of a corpse allegations, and said it appeared the bodies had been left in the garage.”
The “San Antonio Police Department declared that they would consider the crime as abuse of a corpse, which is a class A misdemeanor in the state . . .punishable by up to one year in jail, a fine of up to $4,000, or both jail time and a fine.”