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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.