I do not believe the news story for a minute. Let me bring a decaying human body into your home or office and lets see how long everyone living/working in that building can take it. I seriously doubt the body was smelling, or was in the condition, the brothers claim. It’s also unreasonable to think a refrigeration unit alone would have prevented this. The lady was dead for 3-days, but it does not describe the condition of the body prior to arriving at the funeral home. Was it an unattended death where the body may have laid unnoticed for several hours/days? Was the deceased on any medication that could have sped up decomposition? There are a lot of variables that dictate how long a body will “last” before decomposition become noticeable to the naked eye. Weight, fat content, air temperature, humidity, diet, medications, if the body died upright/sitting or laying down, etc…… Even with refrigeration it is not guaranteed that this lady would have been satisfactory for viewing. If the body was going to be cremated with no embalming, but the family still wanted the opportunity for viewing, they should have made it to the funeral home much sooner than what they did. Should a funeral home have a refrigeration unit on site? I say NO. It may not be a bad thing to have, but I do not see why a funeral home should be required to have on-site refrigeration. Funeral homes are not a morgue. Hospitals have refrigeration and as long as a funeral home can have access to that refrigeration for a reasonable amount of time I see no foul.
Dec 5, 2022 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm