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Keyword: undertaker

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  • Frustrated embalmer wants gov to intervene

    05/05/2013 9:44:36 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 60 replies
    BostonHerald.com ^ | 5/6/13 | Chris Cassidy, Laurel J. Sweet
    After the city of Cambridge and several other cemeteries turned him down, Stefan said he is hoping Gov. Deval Patrick’s office will intervene and choose Tsarnaev’s final resting place. If not, “I’ll call the White House,” he vowed.
  • Ala. man fights to keep wife buried in front yard

    08/19/2012 9:43:41 PM PDT · by Rabin · 12 replies
    Wyoming News ^ | Sunday, August 19, 2012 | JAY REEVES
    James Davis is fighting to keep the remains of his late wife right where he dug her grave: In the front yard of his home, just a few feet from the porch. Davis said he was only abiding by Patsy Ruth Davis' wishes when he buried her in 2009, yet the city (has now) sued to move her. A county judge ordered Davis to disinter his wife, but the ruling is on hold as the Alabama Civil Court of Appeals considers his challenge. Davis, 73, said he never expected such a fight.
  • Give That Undertaker a Badge

    02/26/2009 8:03:55 PM PST · by metmom · 17 replies · 835+ views
    FOXNews.com ^ | Thursday, February 26, 2009 | Associated Press
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police and medical examiners who thought a man died of natural causes changed their minds after funeral-home workers found bullet holes in his head. The Kansas City Star reported Thursday that three bullet wounds — two of them in Anthony Crockett's head — were noticed after the man's body was embalmed Friday. The funeral home returned the 49-year-old Kansas City man's body to the Jackson County medical examiner's office, and police counted the death as a homicide.
  • Undertaker admits stealing and selling Alistair Cooke body parts

    10/19/2006 2:51:43 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 27 replies · 931+ views
    The Times ^ | October 20, 2006 | James Bone
    Case reveals workings of body-snatching ring that earned almost $5 million by plundering corpsesTHE daughter of Alistair Cooke called for the world to focus on the sale of body parts yesterday after the undertaker who cremated the legendary Letter from America broadcaster pleaded guilty to a ghoulish scheme to harvest his corpse. Susan Cooke Kittredge told The Times that the revelations about her father — whose arms and legs were stolen after his death for use in surgery — lifted the lid on an issue of global concern. “It’s a conversation we are going to have to have as human...