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Man Charged With Murdering Missing Teen Boy and Having Sex With Corpse

Louisville, Kentucky

Police in Louisville have arrested a man they say murdered a missing teen, then had sex with the boy’s  corpse.

The family of 18-year-old Andrew Compton reported him missing on Oct 30th after he had not been seen or heard from in two days. It was later found out that on the day he went missing, he had used his computer to communicate with 40-year-old Gregory O’Bryan. When questioned by the police,  O’Bryan admitted he had met with Compton and that they had engaged in sexual activity at O’Bryan’s apartment. Afterwards he says the teen left on foot.

Last week police executed a search warrant on O’Bryan’s apartment causing him to change his story. He told police that Compton had died while they were having sex and that he had continued having sex with Compton anyway before disposing of the corpse. O’Bryan was arrested and charged with murder, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse.

Compton’s parents had created a Facebook Page in hopes of getting information on his whereabouts and stated they had warned Compton about him meeting strangers online. But obviously, he didn’t stop. And as a result, it cost him his life.

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Boulder Funeral Home Offers Apology For Dropping Corpse At Funeral

Boulder, Colorado

Recently, Dignity Memorial (NYSE:SCI) Crist Mortuary was named in a lawsuit, after allegations surfaced from a father who reported the mortuary dropped his son’s body.

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Responding to a lawsuit’s allegations that Crist Mortuary employees dropped the casket of a 20-year-old Boulder High School graduate on the day of his funeral, letting his body roll onto the pavement, the mortuary’s general manager apologized Wednesday.

“We made a mistake,” said Michael Greenwood, who is named as a defendant in the lawsuit along with the Boulder mortuary. “I do apologize for that and have apologized to the parents.”

 

New York Man Slept With Woman’s Corpse For Two Days After Strangling Her

New York, New York

Michael Lenahan, 31, said during sentencing, “I’m far from perfect.” He is charged with strangling Lorna Santiago in a Manhattan apartment. After murdering the woman, according to authorities, Lenahan slept with her corpse for two days.

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Houston Police Question Man Over Living With A Corpse

Houston, Texas

A foul odor led police to a woman’s body on Thursday.

Houston police said they got a complaint about a foul odor at a small apartment building in the 600 block of Fairview Drive at about 8 a.m.

Officers went to the building and they, along with residents, looked for the source. They searched under and around the building and determined it was coming from a specific unit, police said.

Detectives went to the apartment and a 31-year-old man answered the door. The man told the officers that his mother was ill and he preferred they search somewhere else.

Officers asked to permission to search for the apartment and found the body of 66-year-old Abigail Saucedo.

Saucedo’s body was in an advanced state of decomposition.

The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences will determine the cause of Saucedo’s death.

Saucedo’s son was taken to the Harris County Mental Health Service Center for evaluation. He has not been charged with any crime.

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California Woman Drove Around With Corpse In Passenger Seat Of Her Car

Costa Mesa, California

Police are conducting an investigation, after learning that a Southern California woman drove around for months with a corpse in the passenger seat of her car.

The unidentified corpse was found, after police were called about a car partially blocking a driveway. Upon their arrival, they detected a foul stench and a leg poking out from a blanket. Autopsy results have determined that no foul play was involved.

The car’s owner told police that she allowed a homeless woman to sleep in her car. Upon finding that the woman died, she was afraid to alert authorities.

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Boulder Funeral Home Facing Corpse Abuse Allegations: Father Says They Dropped Son’s Body

Boulder, Colorado

The father of a Boulder man has filed suit against Dignity Memorial Provider (NYSE:SCI) Crist Mortuary, the funeral home that handled the service, claiming funeral employees dropped the casket and his son’s body rolled out onto the ground.

Phillip Maldonado also claims in a lawsuit filed Friday in Boulder District Court that the dropping prior to the wake and open casket viewing caused fluids to leak out of Alex Maldonado’s body, staining the casket lid and shirt of the deceased.

“With Mr. Maldonado watching, according to the suit, the casket went crashing to the cement ground, its lid opened suddenly, and Alex’s body tumbled out and fell directly onto its face directly in front of Mr. Maldonado.”

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Corpse Abuse Allegations Running Wild In The Media From Virginia To Ohio

The media buzz phrase “Abuse of Corpse” has been out-of-control over the last year, from Virginia to most recently, Ohio, in what I feel is an attempt to give the funeral industry a bad rap. Certain media outlets are mis-representing facts and adding their own sensational twists. At this rate, embalmers everywhere will soon be accused of corpse abuse by those who have no concept of the embalming process. Oh and, let’s not forget the hype over the funeral home in Puerto Rico. I am putting together an article on media allegations and those by bloggers attempting to harm funeral directors, embalmers and funeral homes.