Jeffersonville police find decomposing bodies at funeral home

Jeffersonville police continued their investigation of the Lankford funeral home until mid-Saturday morning. Police along with other law enforcement and regulatory agencies secured the facility yesterday, where they could be seen working in yellow hazmat suits. They were alerted to a smell coming from the belongings. Authorities discovered 31 bodies, some of them in advanced states of decomposition. They also found the cremated remains of 16 people. The remains have all been sent to the Clark County Health Department to confirm identities and notify next of kin. The bureau will work with detectives to identify them. WLKY was also told the funeral home owner had spoken to law enforcement, but police would not say whether or not he is cooperating. While the investigation continues, police are asking anyone with information about potentially criminal conduct at the funeral home to call detectives at 812-285-6282. Desk.

Jeffersonville police continued their investigation of the Lankford funeral home until mid-Saturday morning.

Police along with other law enforcement and regulatory agencies secured the facility yesterday, where they could be seen working in yellow hazmat suits.

They were alerted to a smell coming from the store.

Authorities discovered 31 bodies, some of them in advanced states of decomposition. They also found the cremated remains of 16 people.

The remains have all been sent to the Clark County Health Department to confirm identities and notify next of kin. The bureau will work with detectives to identify them.

WLKY was also told the funeral home owner had spoken to law enforcement, but police would not say whether or not he is cooperating.

While the investigation continues, police are asking anyone with information about potentially criminal conduct at the funeral home to call detectives at 812-285-6282.

Anyone who has used the services of Lankford Funeral Home and has concerns is asked to call the county coroner’s office.

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