16 bodies found decaying in back room of funeral home in the Panhandle
When authorities arrived at Brock’s Home Town Funeral Home in Callaway, Fla., on Sunday afternoon, they opened the door only to be greeted by the overpowering odor of death.
And when they ventured inside, they encountered a scene even worse than the stench.
“Investigators counted six bodies being kept in the main part of the funeral home with no refrigeration at all,” the Bay County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release. Ten more were decomposing inside a “cooler” that was actually a balmy 62 degrees.
“None of the bodies had been embalmed. Those remains whose families requested cremation had not been cremated,” the sheriff’s office said.
“Flies were throughout the building.”