May 21, 2024
Annapolis, US 61 F

40 Bodies Stacked In Funeral Home Garage

Prince Georges County Funeral Home To Lose License

The Baltimore Sun is reporting that the Chambers Funeral Home & Crematorium of Riverdale was closed this afternoon after state inspectors found what appeared to be approximately 40 bodies stacked in a garage. The bodies were in body bags, but several were leaking and the area had a “pungent odor.”

Other allegations include improper identification of remains. Chambers Funeral Home & Crematorium plan to appeal the loss of their license and explained that the bodies were cadavers from Georgetown University School of Medicine and that identification could be done by “process of elimination.” A spokesperson from Georgetown University confirmed that they have an agreement with the funeral home, but noted that the agreement specifically states that any remains be treated with respect and dignity.

Funeral homes and funeral directors are regulated by the State.

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