Germany: 67 funeral urns found in empty home

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  1. zwiebel

    zwiebel New Member

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    67 funeral urns containing ashes that were meant to be buried at sea, have been found in an abandoned home in Stolberg, Germany.

    A former funeral director is under suspicion of fraud, which he denies.

    Local authorities have refused to reveal how old the remains are, or where they are now. 'Let the dead rest in peace', said Katrin Buchmann.

    Mmmmmm. I'd have thought relatives would have the right to know??

    Scroll at the link as there's a big gap between the first para of the story and the next.

    http://www.thelocal.de/20131216/funeral-director-hoards-67-urns-unburied-in-room
     
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  3. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Positively funereal.
     
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    He had a hunka hunka of urning love. :drumroll:

    Wonder if his name was Ashton?
     
  5. zwiebel

    zwiebel New Member

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    No, it's positively posher.

    In such typically German style, not only were the urns abandoned but so was the carefully collected paperwork too - right down to the packaging boxes and delivery notes from the Crematorium the urns arrived from. One's dated 2008. This is not unusual, I've found. I cleared a house here with receipts spanning the years 1900-2000.

    http://translate.google.co.uk/trans...on+anhalt+bestattungshaus&client=safari&hl=en

    I believe from his website the funeral director in question offers a special, 'anonymous' sea burial service without the family having to attend, and therein lies the problem. The article here mentions about $123,000 may have been paid for the sea burials that weren't. That's a solid amount of money where he's based; enough to walk away from an old crumbling house and buy a nicely done up one.
     

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