Cremated remains of thousands found found in storage, trash bin at Glendale cemetery
A cemetery was barred from holding new burials after state investigators found the cremated remains of as many as 4,000 people stacked in storage rooms and tossed in a trash bin.
Inspectors found some remains during a search Wednesday of Grand View Memorial Park in the northeastern Los Angeles suburb.
Investigators believe some of the remains date back to the 1930s and belonged to people who died indigent or without next of kin.
"These were probably people whose family never picked up the ashes," said Kevin Flanagan, a spokesman for the state Department of Consumer Affairs Cemetery and Funeral Bureau.
"It's not unusual for a cemetery to get these kinds of remains," he said. "The problem is you're supposed to be burying them."
"These remains will be treated with the dignity they deserve and disposed of properly," he said.
Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........
Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?
"Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight